Oxfordshire boys Radiohead have announced a huge replacement show after the cancellation of the original shows at Manchester Arena due to the recent terror attack which left 22 dead and scores more injured, many of whom women and children, as crowds were leaving an Ariana Grande concert on May 22nd.
The band was due to play two nights on July 4th and 5th but as the arena is still closed, they will be playing one show on July 4th at the 50,000 capacity Emirates Old Trafford LCCC Cricket Ground, the same place in which the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert took place.
Unfortunately Manchester Arena will not re-open in time for the upcoming shows. Instead, Radiohead will play 4 July at Emirates Old Trafford
— Radiohead (@radiohead) June 14, 2017
Original ticket holders will be contacted at the point of sale and be given the opportunity to exchange their ticket for one for the new show or a refund. Tickets go on sale at 10 am Saturday 17th June and are available here.
Meanwhile, the band is readying to release the 20th-anniversary edition of Ok Computer, named OKNOTOK. The new version of the iconic album will feature three new tracks, “I Promise,” “Lift” and “Man of War.” OKNOTOK will be released on Friday 23rd June, via XL Recordings, which is also the date that they headline Glastonbury Festival.
OKNOTOK will also include remastered versions of all songs on Ok Computer and 8 b-side tracks alongside the three new songs. The record will be available digitally, as a double CD set and also triple LP pressed vinyl. There is also an expanded box set available, which includes the LP and also a cassette mixtape, created by the band including demo sessions from the OK Computer era. The box set will also include a hardcover book which contains unseen artwork, notes and lyrics, and also a sketchbook with 48 pages of works from Radiohead’s artistic collaborators, Stanley Donwood and Thom Yorke. All formats of OKNOTOK are available here.
Radiohead are playing a string of dates which are mostly festival sets running through the summer. Dates can be seen below:
16/06: I-Days 2017 Milano, Parco di Monza, Milan, Italy.
18/06: Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
20/06: 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
23/06: Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, UK
28/06: Open’er Festival, Gdynia, Poland
30/06: Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
02/07: Main Square Festival, Arras, France
04/07: Emirates Old Trafford LCCC, Manchester, UK
07/07: TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow, Scotland, UK