Radiohead played ‘Creep’ for the first time since 2009 during their concert in Paris last night (May 23).
The show at the 6,000-capacity Le Zenith arena saw Thom Yorke joke with the crowd: “This is for the funny guy shouting for ‘Creep’ at the back, if only to shock you.”
Radiohead have long admitted they have a troubled relationship with the song, which was their breakthrough hit in 1993. It reached No 7 in the UK, having stalled at No 78 when it was first released in 1992. Yorke has called the song “crap” it’s rarely performed in concert.
But the three shows so far in support of new album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ have seen very varied setlists. The Paris show also saw Radiohead play ‘True Love Waits’ in the arrangement from the new album for the first time. The song was first played live in 1995, but has only been finally released in its studio format for the first time on ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’.
‘No Surprises’ and ‘Pyramid Song’ were also played live on the tour for the first time in Paris.
The tour’s only UK shows are a three-night residency at London’s Roundhouse from May 26-28, while there will also be gigs at New York’s Madison Square Gardens on July 26-27.
There are no other scheduled shows by the band, although there are inevitable rumours of surprise shows at festivals this summer