Radiohead closed Fuji Rock festival in Japan with a 23-song headline set last night (July 29).
Walking on stage at the stroke of 9.30pm, the five-piece strolled through “Lotus Flower” and “Bloom” from The King Of Limbs and “15 Step” from In Rainbows in quick succession, to the delight of the 50,000-strong crowd.
Songs from The King Of Limbs and In Rainbows made up most of the rest of the set, with just a handful of songs from The Bends, OK Computer, Kid A, Amnesiac and Hail To The Thief featuring.
Thom Yorke barely spoke between songs, although appeared bowled over by the reaction from the ecstatic crowd. When he did speak, it was to thank them, which he did in Japanese. He also joked before playing “Separator” about videos that appear of him online. He said: “You can get live versions of this on YouTube. There’s probably a lot of me on YouTube, but there you go.”
Radiohead played two encores, the second and final time finishing with “Bodysnatchers” from ‘In Rainbows’ and an epic “Paranoid Android” from 1997’s OK, Computer.
Earlier in the day, Michael Kiwanuka, The Shins and Jack White were among the performers. The latter, this time with his all-female band, drew one of the biggest crowds of the weekend and left the stage to the riff of White Stripes hit “Seven Nation Army” ringing out across the festival site.
‘Morning Mr Magpie’
‘Give Up The Ghost’
‘You And Whose Army?’
‘Everything In Its Right Place’
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