Watch a Radiohead Gig from July 4, 1997 on YouTube Thursday 7/2 (Final Entry in Band’s Ongoing Archival Series, At Least for Now)

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For much of the past few weeks, Radiohead has dipped into its robust catalog of archival material for a weekly concert upload, alternating between more recent performances from Thom Yorke and the esteemed English band and gigs from the early days.

The next — and final, for now at least — entry in the series will stream on the Radiohead YouTube channel on Thursday, July 2. Flashing back to July 4, 1997, the show being highlighted was a festival set at Les Eurockéennes de Belfort, coming on the heels of the release of OK Computer — widely considered one of the more important albums ever released.

in a teaser, Radiohead stated: “Many thanks for watching. The esteemed government of the United Kingdom has deemed it time to ease lockdown. We will of course see how that goes. See you later. Or possibly sooner.”

The stream will go live at 5 p.m. EDT/2 p.m. PDT on Thursday, July 2 at this link:

Here’s the set list for the show:

My Iron Lung
Exit Music (for a Film)
The Bends
No Surprises
Talk Show Host
Fake Plastic Trees
Paranoid Android
Planet Telex
Climbing Up the Walls
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

This Radiohead stream will be the latest (and last) in an ongoing series, coming after recent entries including Switzerland circa 2016, a Japan gig from 2008a 2018 show from Brazil, as well as previous entries including a 2008 full-album performance of In Rainbowsa trip back through time to 1994 when Thom Yorke and the guys were fledgling English rockers with only 1993’s Pablo Honey under their belt, prior to branching out in more experimental directions with later albums.

Previous weeks have seen several other trips to the archives, including a 2011 Live from the Basement performance, circa The King of Limbs:

This archival upload series has been a wealth of entertainment from Radiohead meant to pique fans’ interest while they’re at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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