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.