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Last year Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood played a surprise set at Glastonbury. This year all of Radiohead dropped by, bringing Clive Deamer as an extra drummer, for their first post-King Of Limbs concert. The performance was announced only hours earlier and poor Morrissey had to play opposite them. “We’re going to try and do some Kings Of Limbs and shit,” Thom promised after taking the Park stage. “We’re still trying to figure out how to get people to sing along.” They ended up playing six songs from the album and the newer “Staircase.” BBC has been broadcasting the fest but did not film Radiohead because the band “wanted their set to be a special live moment for fans.” We’ve got some great photos, though, and you can check those out along with fan-shot video and setlist below.

“The Daily Mail”

01 “Lotus Flower”
02 “15 Step”
03 “Morning Mr. Magpie”
04 “Little By Little”
05 “All I Need”
06 “Separator”
07 “Give Up The Ghost”
08 “Arpeggi”
09 “Staircase”
10 “I Might Be Wrong”
11 “Bloom”
12 “Reckoner”
13 “The Daily Mail”

Encore:
14 “Street Spirit (Fade Out”

Comments (11)
  1. I keep forgetting about the King of Limbs… I’ve been meaning to revisit it again. Has anyone’s opinion of the album changed over time? Curious to know if anyone else has let it fall out of their consciousness…

    • I have. I’ve been focusing more on Radiohead’s next step. Still listen to In Rainbows quite frequently though. I swear that album never gets old to me.

    • Kid A might be my favorite album of all-time. King Of Limbs is only half-decent to me. I thought maybe it was a grower, but bottom line is it’s nowhere near as strong of a set list as In Rainbows was.

  2. It’s pretty cool how they only picked recent songs, besides street spirit, like they definitely have an artistic direction they’re trying to go in. Still, fuck that I’d want to hear some ok computer and kid a.

  3. Thom Yorke looks like Joe Dirt.

  4. When is Radiohead gonna tour again? TELL ME NOW.

  5. beautiful song. record it as it is for the next thom yorke/radiohead album.

  6. That’s a really disappointing setlist. Sometimes I wonder how much they really care about their fans when they only play two non post-In Rainbows era songs. This is coming from a huge Radiohead fan. With the King of Limbs, I just get the impression they’re just doing it for themselves at this point.

    • Haven’t they always been that way? I always saw them as a band that was like: if you like our music: great! If you don’t: fuck off! IDK. I’m a HUGE Radiohead fan as well and was lukewarm about the latest release, but this song and the few videos that have surfaced get me excited about a possible tour.

      • I don’t know; I thought they used to have a bit more of a populist streak from time to time. If you watch their sets at Glastonbury in 2003 or 1997, you get the feeling they’re playing more to the crowd and the excitement that suddenly trotting out “Just” or “Paranoid Android” brings about. I thought Thom was starting to loosen up but maybe not.

  7. Yeah, I get that. I’m always surprised when I see them acting friendly, to be honest. Even when I see them live, they seem generally reserved, but I know that they try not to compromise either. They just do what they feel, and I can’t help but respect that.

    Regardless, they’re wonderful performers. And I’m always a little apprehensive when they tour because I’m never sure if it’ll be their last. :/

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