Early on in the pandemic, Radiohead hosted a series of archival streaming of concerts from their digital vault, Radiohead Public Library, and now they’re hosting a second run of archival shows on YouTube.
Starting on Friday, April 9th, Radiohead will kick off the series of shows with their January 16th, 2008 album release concert for In Rainbows. The show “was originally intended to be an in-store performance at London record store Rough Trade East to mark the conventional release of the In Rainbows album – a plan that went awry when hordes of fans and overwhelming media coverage caught the attention of the local authorities,” a press release explains.
“The entire production had to be torn down and a replacement venue found on a moment’s notice. The show ultimately happened at 93ft East, a club with a capacity of a few hundred that was thankfully available for the night. The result was an electric and intimate Radiohead performance like no other, one largely unseen since – until now.”
The set, which spans 15 tracks, features In Rainbows in full, an acoustic rendition of “Up on the Latter,” and performances of “You and Whose Army?,” “The National Anthem,” “My Iron Lung,” and “The Bends.”
The archival show will stream on their YouTube channel beginning at 3:00 p.m. EST.