Thom Yorke has described himself as “fucked off” as thousands of Radiohead fans struggled to get hold of tickets to see the band in London later this year.
Demand for the tickets led to fans finding themselves queuing with thousands of others in search of tickets after they went on sale this morning (March 28).
Radiohead will play three nights at the Roundhouse in Camden in May. The venue has a capacity of 3300 for standing gigs. Over three nights this works out at 9,900 tickets to see the band play their first UK gigs since they did two nights at the 20,000 capacity O2 in 2012.
— Larry Bartleet (@larrybartleet) March 18, 2016
Meanwhile, others complained that at £65 (plus fees) the tickets did not represent value for money.
Thought about trying for @radiohead tickets, but although a fan, I'm not a £65 a ticket fan.
— Danté Van Der Banks Esq (@Dante_Banks) March 18, 2016
Thom Yorke tweeted after the tickets were all gone, writing: “I’m as fucked off as you are . and am only human.” It is not clear if he was referring to the struggle to get hold of tickets, the price or another subject such as touts.
The band, who are working on a new studio album, will play three nights at the Roundhouse in London this May. They will also play gigs in Amsterdam and Paris in May with further live shows in New York, Los Angeles and Mexico City confirmed for later in the year.
Radiohead will also play Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall and Le Zenith in Paris shortly after their brief London residency.
Come July and Radiohead will headline Madison Square Garden in New York before crossing to the west coast and playing two gigs at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Finally, in October, they will travel to Mexico to headline the Palacio De Los Deportes venue.
Radiohead will play
Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall (May 20-21)
Paris, Le Zenith (May 23-24)
London, Roundhouse (May 26-28)
New York, Madison Square Garden (July 26-27)
Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium (August 4, 8)
Mexico City, Palacio De Los Deportes (October 3-4)
Radiohead recently announced a raft of European festival appearances, including a headline slot at Primavera in Spain. The band will also headline Iceland’s Secret Solstice, NOS Alive Portugal and OpenAir St Gallen Festival in Switzerland.
The band have also announced a number of festival headline dates across North America this summer, including Chicago’s Lollapalooza, San Francisco’s Outside Lands and Montreal’s Osheaga Music Festival.
The tour dates represent the latest news in what is set to be a busy 2016 for the band, amid news that a new LP will be released this year , their first since 2011’s ‘King of Limbs’.
Speaking last year, guitarist Jonny Greenwood confirmed that “lots has been recorded” for the album and that Radiohead hoped to tour the record throughout 2016.