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Radiohead’s archival concert series will end with a 1997 festival set

The band is bringing the run of online shows from their back catalogue to a close, ‘for now, at least’

Since early April this year, Radiohead have been streaming the best of their archival concerts on YouTube, taken from the extensive Radiohead Public Library archive. Upon its announcement, the band stated that the series would continue: “until either the restrictions resulting from current situation are eased, or we run out of shows.”

Sure enough, as coronavirus restrictions begin to be lifted across the UK, the series is coming to a close, “for now, at least”.

“Many thanks for watching,” write Radiohead alongside the announcement on Instagram. “The esteemed government of the United Kingdom has deemed it time to ease lockdown. We will of course see how that goes. See you later. Or possibly sooner.”

The post also reveals the upcoming final show to be streamed in the series: a full set from 1997, at France’s Eurockéennes festival. 

The comments of the video, which will premiere July 2, at 10pm UK time, are already filled with fans mourning the end of the streaming series, but also thanking the band for making quarantine that little bit more bearable.

Previous Radiohead shows to feature in the series, replacing the many live music events to be cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic, have included an appearance at 2006’s Bonnaroo Festival, which Jonny Greenwood called: “easily, comfortably, the best festival experience I've ever had in America.”

Tune in to watch the Eurockéennes de Belfort set here, and view a short preview below.