RADIOHEAD FIRST US CONCERT NFT
Actual Performance Contract
from June 22, 1993 Show
at Boston’s Venus de Milo rock club
This rare 1-of-1 NFT of the performance contract for Radiohead’s first-ever US show is ON SALE NOW on Opensea.io.
Too Much Effing Perspective podcast host Alex Hofmann was Radiohead’s Pablo Honey & Creep-era US concert tour manager. It was his job to collect the money from each show. This performance contract even has Alex’s handwritten pencil scribbles from figuring out the ticket sales that night at Boston’s Venus de Milo rock club on June 22, 1993.
Fun information revealed by the contract includes how much the now-legendary band was guaranteed to be paid for the performance; the single-digit ticket price; and that two lucky, but unnamed, local bands got to open this memorable show.
The buyer will be invited to be interviewed by Alex and Allen for a future episode of Too Much Effing Perspective and offered the opportunity to attend a Zoom-like virtual recording session with an upcoming guest.
PJ Harvey Dry Concert Tour Dates 1992 (Not Exactly)
PJ Harvey’s first US tour for the Dry album included more than it’s fair share of Spinal Tap Moments — including that the first three shows had to be rescheduled for the end of the tour after the band’s entry into into US was denied at Atlanta International Airport for having the wrong visas. Ouch! Great music and quirky mishaps marked that American trek for the legendary performer.
This page is from the tour itinerary book that was given to all band and crew members. RKCNDY is on the list twice — the first one on Saturday, November 21 in Seattle is correct; the second on Sunday, November 22 is a typo. The actual Portland venue was La Luna. Saturday, December 5 says TBD with CBGB written in pencil next to it. It was the second time the PJ Harvey played that storied New York rock club in 1992; the first time was August 12.