"Immigration problems" mean the group fail to make the venue in Houston on time...

THE BETA BAND were unable to play the first date on their US tour with RADIOHEAD because of "immigration problems".

Radiohead played the first date of their US tour on Monday night (June 18) at the Woodlands Pavilion in Houston, Texas.

The Beta Band, who are the confirmed support for all dates on the tour, had difficulty with immigration, and as a result did not make the venue on time. The band were replaced by a local DJ at the show.

A spokesperson for the The Beta Band confirmed their no show at the date, but was unable to verify the exact immigration problems the band encountered.

She said: "There were immigration problems, but I think they were at their (the US) end."

Radiohead's set was mainly comprised of material from their last two studio albums 'Kid A' and 'Amnesiac', with eyewitnesses claiming mainman Thom Yorke was in "high spirits" throughout.

This is the band's first US tour of the year. Radiohead remain in North America throughout June, before returning to the UK for a massive sold-out show at Oxford South Park (July 7). Following this, Radiohead go back to the US for another string of live shows in July and August.

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