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Radiohead Ready VH1 Special, New Video, U.S. Tour

April 30, 2008 10:40 AM ET

With Radiohead less than a week away from embarking on the first leg of the U.S. tour, there's plenty going on in their world. This Saturday, VH1 will air the band's complete live performance of In Rainbows and other songs from Nigel Godrich's basement studio in the special Radiohead_In Rainbows_From the Basement, airing on the network Saturday, May 3rd, at midnight. Speaking about the band's "pay-what-you-want" scheme the ushered the arrival of In Rainbows, Thom Yorke admitted Radiohead would likely not repeat the experiment, saying "I don't think it would have the same significance now anyway, if we chose to give something away again." Finally, the band also contributed a video to MTV's Exit campaign, which seeks to raise awareness about human trafficking. You can watch the new video for the In Rainbows track "All I Need" here. The band will play the first U.S. show of 2008 on Cinco de Mayo in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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