Last night Radiohead played their first mammoth show at Pairs’ Le Zenith venue. The 6,200 capacity venue played host to the Oxford band’s third show of their current world tour, which has seen them play a pair of shows in Amsterdam and this weekend, the band will come to London’s Roundhouse for their first shows in the UK since 2012.
The response from fans has been typically incredible, with the setlists in particular being lauded as some of their best ever. Over the opening shows, the band have switched up their song choices massively to include material that had been neglected from their live shows for years. ‘No Surprises’ and ‘My Iron Lung’, which was last played on their ‘In Rainbows’ tour in 2009, has been thrown into the set and the group have also given the debut performance of ‘True Love Waits’ in the arrangement heard on a ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’. But biggest of all, ‘Creep’ was played for the first time since 2009. Prior to the track, Yorke joked with the crowd “This is for the funny guy shouting for ‘Creep’ at the back, if only to shock you”, before launching into their 1994 hit.
Not only that, but the new material – which they are playing plenty of – is sounding pretty special, with ‘Burn The Witch’ and ‘Decks Dark’ proving to be highlights of the shows. Radiohead are known for their stunning live shows, but only after three gigs, fans seem to think that these sets could be a part of one of Radiohead’s best ever tours.