Radiohead Announce Massive Manchester Replacement Show
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:39:12
Radiohead have recently been drawing all kinds of attention from the art and political communities, as their decision to ignore a call to boycott performing in Israel has stirred reactions from Roger Waters, and a host of other artists who composed an open letter to the band asking them to reconsider their position in performing in a highly contentious arena.
The summer plans for Radiohead are significantly less political. This year sees the twentieth anniversary of the band's seminal album OK Computer, and their legendary set at Glastonbury Festival. To celebrate the album the band have scheduled a number of live dates — once of which was scheduled to happen in Manchester, UK — their only non-festival show in the UK.
The Manchester show was slated to happen at the Manchester Arena — the location of the terror attack that took place as a lone bomber struck the foyer at the end of the Ariana Grande concert. 22 people were killed and many more were injured, many of them children — and the venue will remain closed for some time.
However, the band have now announced that they will be replacing the show with a larger event — playing the huge Emirates Old Trafford LCCC Cricket Ground on July 4th.
The Emirates Old Trafford has recently seen huge shows from The Courteeners, as well as the record-breaking One Love Manchester tribute concert.
Ticket-holders for the original shows will be contacted by the point of sale to offer a change for the new venue or a refund, while extra tickets go on sale from 10am on Saturday 17 June.
The band recently shared a track called "I Promise" along with a video. The song was a discarded tune recorded during the OK Computer sessions, and will be part of a reissued deluxe set that shares the classic album, along with a host of other treats — previously unheard tracks, artwork and remixes.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff