Radiohead ‘Secret’ Gig Attracts 1500 Fans Within Hours

Radiohead ‘Secret’ Gig Attracts 1500 Fans Within Hours
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Amanda Gore (PSFK London)
  • 17 january 2008

A supposedly surprise intimate gig by Radiohead caused a fair amount of commotion in London last night as the intended venue Rough Trade East record store and the surrounding area of Brick Lane was inundated with nearly 1500 fans. The band had quietly announced the gig on their website in the morning and had planned to give tickets to the first 200 fans and place screens outside for anyone else, but with the whole of London in the know by lunchtime and numbers swelling rapidly the event had to be quickly relocated to the club opposite; 93 Feet East. In return for running three hours late due to the move, the crowd was then treated to the whole of their new album rather than just the few songs they had planned. The event was also webcast live on radiohead.tv for anyone who couldn’t make it to London that quickly!

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