Radiohead releases gigs for free on YouTube
James R | On 10, Apr 2020
Radiohead is releasing gigs for free to keep people entertaining during the coronavirus outbreak.
With the country effectively on lockdown to prevent the spread of the pandemic, music venues and theatres are closed, leaving bands and musicians unable to hold conventional concerts and fans missing the live music experience. While a number of VOD services offer recorded concerts to stream, Radiohead is taking matters into its own hands by releasing films of its past concerts on YouTube.
The group will be dropping gigs weekly on YouTube, starting this Thursday just gone wit Live From a Tent In Dublin, which was recorded at Punchestown Racecourse in 2000, directed Dilly Gent and edited by Quin Williams.
The band announced the measure on Instagram: “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.”
“We will be releasing one a week until either the restrictions resulting from current situation are eased, or we run out of shows,” the band added. “Which will be first? No one knows.”
Concerts will drop at 10pm BST each Thursday.