HAIL TO THE CHIEF!

As the tour of intimate venues draws to a close, fans in the captial go wild...

RADIOHEAD played their first indoor LONDON gig for six years last night (May 24) at SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE – and the fans went wild!

The band’s show at the 2500-capacity theatre was the first of two nights in the capital, which will bring to a close their triumphant tour of “small” venues around the UK and Ireland, taking them right back to their fans and giving them a chance to hear songs from new album ‘Hail To The Thief’ in a more intimate setting than the arenas the band will tour in the autumn.

The audience at the show went wild throughout the set, which kicked off with new single ‘There There’. Outside, tickets had been changing hands for up to £100, but after the show, fans declared that they wouldn’t have missed the gig for any money. “It’s the best gig I’ve ever been to!” one enthused.

Among celebrities who were in the audience was Travis guitarist Andy Dunlop.

The set-list for the show ran:

‘There There’

‘2 + 2 =5’

‘The National Anthem’

‘Morning Bell’

‘Scatterbrain’

‘Go To Sleep’

‘Climbing Up The Walls’

‘Backdrift’

‘Sail To The Moon’

‘Sit Down. Stand Up’

‘No Surprises’

‘Talk Show Host’

‘Where I End And You Begin’

‘Paranoid Android’

‘Idioteque’

‘Everything In Its Right Place’

Encore

‘I Might Be Wrong’

‘The Gloaming’

‘Myxamatosis’

‘Lucky’

Encore

‘Fake Plastic Trees’

‘How To Disappear Completely’

The band play their final show on the extraordinary tour at Shepherds Bush Empire tonight (May 25).

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