The 5 piece band from Abingdon,Oxfordshire has announced they aim to returning in the music with a series of shows which were announced last week on their official website including 3 nights in the 5,000 capacity venue Camden Roundhouse in London scheduled on the 26th, 27th and 28th of May this year. This announcement was made on Monday the 14th of March on their official website and Twitter page and this series of shows aims at marking the band’s comeback with their last tour taking place in 2012 following the release of their 8th studio album ‘King of Limbs’ in 2011.
Tickets for the home concerts went on sale on Friday morning at 9am sharp only to be found sold out 20 minutes after their release. Fans took to social media including Twitter to express their interest for the band’s come back. Thom Yorke tweeted himself on the same morning to share and express his equal feelings towards the individuals who took to social media after the release of tickets for their shows.
Radiohead formed in 1985 while attending the same establishment in Oxforshire.The 5 piece released their debut album Pablo Honey in February 1993 with single ‘Creep’ being successful in many countries and which saw the bandgetting recognition in the music industry, it was followed up withalbum entitled ‘The bends’ which saw its release in 1995 and includes songs such as ‘Fake Plastric Trees’ or ‘Nice dream’. The band has since recorded 6 more studio albums including worldwide success LP ‘OK computer’ with singles including ‘Karma police’ which was the second single released off that album and which reached the position number 8 in the UK single charts. The release of follow up album ‘Kid A’ in 2000, being the band’s 4th studio album marked a change of direction in sound and lyrics for the 5 piece which were both described as more abstract.
The LP received divided opinions upon its release with some stating the LP as being the band’s best work.The LP was promoted without the release of any singles . However, it received a Grammy award on the same year for ‘Best alternative album’ and a nomination for ‘Album of the year’. Radiohead recorded 4 more albums succeeding ‘Kid A’ including ‘Amnesiac’ and ‘In Rainbows’ which was first released in 2007 as a ‘pay –as-you-want’ download giving individuals the chance to place whatever price they wanted to grab a copy of this LP. It was released officially as a retail CD in the last week of 2007. Lead singer Thom Yorke has been involved in other projects of his own including the making of solo material entitled ‘The Eraser’ which supports the prevention of climate change.
On Christmas day last year, the band shared on their official website a song entitled ‘Spectre’ which was originally meant to be written for the Bond movie, the band stated the collaboration was howeverthey were satisfied withthe way it sounded and decidedto share it with fans as a Christmas present. It was the first song the band had shared to the public in a few years. This summer aims toshapen upto be the summer of Radiohead as dates have been added to the list of London shows including performances in Paris, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Barcelona, New York city and Los Angeles as well as an appearance at Lollapalooza festival in Berlin to name a few.
New material following these shows announcements aims at being released. Watch Radiohead perform ‘Fake Plastic Trees’ live on ‘Friday night with Jonathan Ross’ by clicking here.
What is Radiohead’s return going to offer to the public?