Radiohead to Begin Airing Concert Films on YouTube to Give Fans Something to Do at Home

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Don’t worry about sitting around bored at home (if you’re lucky enough to be in that position, given the hardship currently being caused by the coronavirus pandemic) — Radiohead has your back.

And, if you happen to be interested in watching classic performances from Thom Yorke and the irreverent/experimental English band, you’re in luck. This Thursday, the band will begin uploading concert films from throughout its history to the official Radiohead YouTube channel:

Now that you have no choice whether or not you fancy a quiet night in, we hereby present the first of several LIVE SHOWS from the Radiohead Public Library now coming to Radiohead’s YouTube channel.

Starting tomorrow (Thursday) at 10pm UK/2pm PT/5pm ET with Live From a Tent In Dublin – October 2000, we will be releasing one a week until either the restrictions resulting from current situation are eased, or we run out of shows. Which will be first? No-one knows.

As it turns out, the first show to be unveiled in this series is Live from a Tent in Dublin, capturing a Kid A-era gig from October 2000.

The films are part of the Radiohead Public Library, an extensive online collection of material that the group launched in late January as a be-all-end-all destination for fans of the band’s rich history.

In launching this series of archival concert uploads as a means of entertainment during the coronavirus era, Radiohead joins fellow artists to do the same — an ever-growing list that has seen similar projects begun in recent weeks from Metallica, Dead & Company, Bob Weir and more.

This Friday, coincidentally and relevant to the Radiohead fan base, the Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert documentary will premiere on YouTube on what would have been the first day of the first weekend of the festival, had it not been rescheduled to October.

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