Radiohead announce end of 'At Home with Radiohead' series with entire '90s festival set as UK eases lockdown
'Many thanks for watching. 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'
Radiohead has announced the conclusion to their YouTube video series of notable performances, 'At Home with Radiohead', with a premiere of a special gig going way back to the '90s. With the UK government getting ready to ease lockdown restrictions further on July 4, Radiohead took to their social media to appraise their followers of the end of the concert series.
In a caption of one of their show's videos, the group wrote: "Many thanks for watching. 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." When they first announced the project at the beginning of the lockdown, Radiohead said, "Now that you have no choice whether or not you fancy a quiet night in, we hereby present the first of several LIVE SHOWS from the Radiohead Public Library now coming to Radiohead's YouTube channel."
The iconic group first broadcast their classic performances from their archive on the platform in April. The first clip the group uploaded was of their year 2000 gig, 'Live From A Tent In Dublin', and Radiohead has continued to share videos on a weekly basis "until either the restrictions resulting from [the] current situation are eased, or we run out of shows."
In the last three months, Thom Yorke and his bandmates have shared their 2008 'In Rainbows From the Basement' gig, a 2006 Bonnaroo Festival concert, a headline appearance at Coachella 2012 and more from their extensive archives. Radiohead's final video on the series will be their entire 1997 French festival concert, Eurockéennes de Belfort, at Lac du Malsaucy, Belfort. It will be aired on Thursday, July 2, at 10 pm BST. You can watch the premiere here.
Although 'At Home with Radiohead' draws to an end, it looks like the band is mindful of their fans' need for more material and might be preparing some new shows. On Twitter, announcing the 1997 festival set video, Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood wrote, "Lucky #13, the final lockdown premiere concert of the series - Les @eurockeennes de Belfort Festival, 4th July 1997. It’s been fun tuning in and sharing some favorite shows. We'll keep you posted for any more shows when you join our @YouTube - Enjoy!"
For those eager to hear new music from the band, guitarist Ed O'Brien told NME in an interview in early June that a new Radiohead album "will definitely happen" sooner or later. He added, “When it feels right to plug back into Radiohead, then we will."