This weekend, the majestic Radiohead will close out Lollapalooza Berlin’s second edition in what is set to be their last European show until 2017. Considering the fact that Thom Yorke and co. like to take their time in whatever they do, it seemed like a good moment to list four reasons why you shouldn’t miss their headline show at the Treptower Park this weekend.
IT’LL BE THEIR LAST EUROPEAN SHOW FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE
According to Radiohead’s touring schedule, the band’s post-Berlin sets in Mexico City and Austin are their last for the foreseeable future. Frontman Thom Yorke has said that the band will return to the stage in 2017, but nothing has been set in stone as of yet, meaning that the band’s Berlin set will be their last show on European soil for quite some time. For a good indication of Radiohead’s festival set-up this year, check out a full recording below of their show at NOS Alive from earlier this summer.
THEY’LL PERFORM A CAREER-SPANNING SET
It’s no secret that Radiohead have one of the most innovative and categorically brilliant back catalogues out there, and live the band certainly aren’t afraid to dive into each of its corners. Breakthrough hit Creep has featured a handful of times, as has most of new record A Moon Shaped Pool and hints of predecessor The King of Limbs. With a knack for performing constantly differing sets, it’s never certain as to which classic track the band will pull out of the bag at any given moment. For a selection of the band’s set lists this year, click here.
THERE WILL LIKELY BE NO OTHER SHOW LIKE IT
Alongside the fact that Radiohead’s sets are career-spanning masterpieces, it’s also safe to say that their current stage production is one worth envying. Backed by a multitude of video screens, the band seem almost swamped in a world of multi-dimensional visual brilliance which very nearly steals all the attention. Although they’ll never outdo the environmentally friendly backdrop from their 2012 King of Limbs Tour, it’s a well-proven fact that Radiohead have it spot on both when it comes to the music as well as the production.
Need we say more? Radiohead are the kind of band who come along once a generation, meaning that it’s definitely worth noting the substantial impact they’ve had on bands and fans alike. An opportunity to check out Radiohead’s stunning live show is one which should never be turned down, because you’ll most likely regret it completely.
Radiohead’s set at Lollapalooza Berlin takes place on Sunday evening (11 September).