Radiohead Launching YouTube Streaming Series 4/9 with 2008 Gig from London’s 93Ft East

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Back in 2020, during the throes of COVID-19 mandated lockdowns around the world, Radiohead began a series of streaming events on its YouTube page, treating fans to live concert performances from the English group’s robust vaults.

It was a treat to see Thom Yorke and his band mates perform at various points throughout their career together, from modest gigs from the early days in the ’90s to festival-headlining sets in more contemporary times — and now the band has a new batch of shows to unleash.

Beginning this Friday, April 9, each edition of the new streaming series will premiere on the Radiohead YouTube channel at 8 p.m. BST (12 p.m. PST, 3 p.m. EST) and will run for seven weeks. The first show captures the magic of a tiny 2008 gig geared around the release of the In Rainbows record:

The first of the new episodes will be a seldom-seen January 16, 2008 In-Store-performance-turned-impromptu-club-show from London’s 93ft East.
The January 16, 2008 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. 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 YouTube link is ready, so be sure to click ‘Set reminder’ to be alerted when it’s time to tune in:

As a point of reference, here’s a 1997 gig uploaded as part of the previous series of archival streams:

In related news, Radiohead also rolled out a special t-shirt with sales benefiting crew members:

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