Radiohead perform 'Blow Out' for the first time in 10 years at tour opener
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Radiohead launched their 2018 North American tour in Chicago on July 6 and treated fans to a rare performance of “Blow Out” from their critically-acclaimed debut album Pablo Honey  (Watch it above). Per Pitchfork, the band played the song during the second encore and they haven’t played it live since a 2008 show in Tokyo, which supported their Billboard 200 chart-topping album In Rainbows.

The current Radiohead tour does not support a particular album, but rather, offers its diehard fan base a wide, career-spanning set mixed with big hits and lesser-known gems like “Blow Out.” The British native alt-rockers’ last album release was their Grammy and Mercury Prize-nominated 2016 album A Moon Shaped Pool. They also released a 20th Anniversary OK Computer remastered album last year, along with a 400-page guitar songbook.

Frontman Thom Yorke and guitarist Jonny Greenwood have also worked on independent projects with Yorke having music in a short film for the fashion label Rag & Bone and Greenwood scoring Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for scoring the film Phantom Thread, which earned six Oscar nods overall, including Best Picture.

Radiohead will play the first of a four-show run at Madison Square Garden in New York starting tonight July 10 and ending on July 14. Stay tuned to AXS for Radiohead news and updates.