Radiohead’s Controversial Israel Show Finally Happened, And It Was Their Longest Set In 11 Years

Ever since Radiohead announced that they would play a show in Tel Aviv to close out their A Moon Shaped Pool tour, they’ve been dogged by criticism that has become increasingly vocal as the performance date drew nearer. The controversy has led to protests and a public back-and-forth between the band’s Thom Yorke and critics who support a boycott of Israel over their treatment of Palestine.

The show finally happened in Yarkon Park today, and according to Reddit, it was the band’s longest set in 11 years and their second-longest concert ever. Toward the end of the show, Yorke reportedly said: “A lot of stuff was said about this, but in the end, we played some music.” The band hadn’t performed in Israel since 2000. Here are a few videos from the show, and you can see their setlist below.

“Ful Stop”
“15 Step”
“All I Need”
“Pyramid Song”
“Everything In Its Right Place”
“Let Down”
“Weird Fishes/Arpeggi”
“The Numbers”
“2 + 2 = 5″
“No Surprises”
“Like Spinning Plates”
“Lotus Flower”
“Paranoid Android”
“The Bends”
“There There”
“Karma Police”

The Tel Aviv show was Radiohead’s last scheduled tour date for the foreseeable future, though they said they’re planning a “little tour” for next year.

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