Thursday, March 23, 2006


Another big band, another tour announcement, another computer failure: this time, it's Radiohead whose computers went a bit Capita faced by demand for tour tickets.

Thom Yorke says sorry:

"Sorry about the system meltdown. We were caught by surprise by the volume of traffic. Even though we should technically be able to handle it.. The numbers were far beyond what we expected. So sorry about all the confusion."

Doesn't anyone actually test their systems properly any more? Are bands really surprised that - having booked a venue the size of the Hammersmith Apollo - people want to go and see them? Or do they expect to be playing to a half-empty venue, hoping there's going to be enough walk-up during the support slot to keep the bar manager happy?

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