Police force Radiohead to change London gig venue

Last-minute change means show is delayed to 9.30pm (GMT)

The Police threatened to close down Radiohead’s gig at the Rough Trade East shop in London tonight (January 16), forcing a last-minute venue change.

Radiohead will now play at the nearby 93 Feet East venue instead.

The venue may allow more fans, currently queuing outside the Rough Trade shop, to see the band.

The move means the gig will now begin at 9.30pm (GMT).

According to a statement on Radiohead.com the show was moved “On the advice of the police and the local council, it was decided to change the venue to the larger one in the interests of public safety and due to the size of the crowd that turned up for the event. Rough Trade and the band apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

They added that there was now no point queuing up because “Allocated wristbands only remain valid for the new venue. Doors open at 9pm prompt. There will be no admittance to anyone without a wristband and there will be no screens or speakers outside the venue.”

NME.COM will be bringing you a special blog live from the gig so you can follow all the action.

Head to NME.COM/blog now NME Blog for continued coverage of Radiohead’s live show tonight.

The show will also be webcast on Radiohead.tvRadiohead.tv.

Now read NME.COM Radiohead live news report, or relive the show as it happened with our Radiohead live blog filed straight from [b[93 Feet East during the gig.

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