Published May 27, 2008Radioheads In Rainbows isnt exactly what youd call a rocker. Nevertheless, apparently it was rockin enough to inflict hearing damage on the bands bassist Colin Greenwood.
In a recent interview with Word, Greenwood revealed he experienced temporary hearing loss and tinnitus after the recording of In Rainbows, laying blame on wearing the wrong headphones.
"[It was] a fucking nightmare. It [his hearing] came back, mostly. It doesnt feel like Im talking to people underwater anymore, he told Word. "For a few months afterwards Id be watching the telly and suddenly heard these high-pitched whistling noises as more and more high frequencies came back.
For Radioheads sake, hopefully Greenwood has his ears covered up and protected for the bands upcoming North American tour, which kicks off in August.
Again, here are those dates:
8/1 Chicago IL, Grant Park (Lollapalooza)
8/3 Indianapolis IN, Verizon Wireless Music Center %
8/4 Cleveland OH, Blossom Music Center %
8/6 Montreal QC, Parc Jean-Drapeau %
8/8 Jersey City NJ, Liberty State Park (All Points West Festival)
8/9 Jersey City NJ, Liberty State Park (All Points West Festival)
8/12 Camden NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center %
8/13 Mansfield MA, Tweeter Center %
8/15 Toronto ON, Molson Amphitheatre %
8/19 Vancouver BC, Thunderbird Stadium *
8/20 Auburn WA, White River Amphitheatre *
8/22 San Francisco CA, Golden Gate Park (Outside Lands Festival)
8/24 Los Angeles CA, Hollywood Bowl *
8/25 Los Angeles CA, Hollywood Bowl *
8/27 Chula Vista CA, Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre *
8/28 Santa Barbara CA, Santa Barbara Bowl *
* with Liars
% with Grizzly Bear