Radiohead fans descend on London’s Roundhouse ahead of tonight’s gig

The band will make their long-awaited UK return this evening

Radiohead fans have gathered in London ahead of the first of three sold-out shows in the capital.

The quintet are playing three much-hyped headline shows (tonight, tomorrow and Saturday) at the Roundhouse as part of their ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ world tour. Just under 10,000 tickets for the set of gigs sold out in just 20 minutes back in March, with many having since been seen on various ticketing resale sites being sold for prices that exceed well into the thousands of pounds.

Fans of the band with tickets, however, have taken to social media in their droves ahead of the gig to express their excitement ahead of Radiohead’s first UK shows for over three and a half years.

Some fans starting queueing at the venue early this morning, as this tweet testifies:

But the queue is proving to be an obstacle for some:

I hate queueing and this goes from the Roundhouse to the Morrison car park… #Radiohead #roundhouse

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One decided to fuel up for what’s set to be a momentous night:

While others sought alternative methods of pre-gig nourishment:

The doors have since opened, and Radiohead fans are getting a first glimpse of the band’s set-up:

But the band have a small request to make:

Killjoys

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Be sure to check back on NME.com later tonight for the first reaction to Radiohead’s London return.

The band’s world tour, which visits a number of festivals this summer as well as two nights at Madison Square Garden in New York in July, comes after the release of their latest album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ earlier this month.

NME‘s review described the record as ‘An album of eerie, elusive beauty that is strange, shimmering and uncertain all at the same time.’
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