Radiohead has announced weekly webcasts of past concerts, making them the latest group to enter the now-booming streaming market.
In a tongue-in-cheek post to the band’s official Twitter page, Radiohead stated, “Now that you have no choice whether or not you fancy a quiet night in we hereby present the first of several weekly live shows coming to Radiohead’s YouTube channel.” The first installment of the webcast series will feature the band’s Live From A Tent In Dublin concert from 2000. The concert film captures the Radiohead’s three night run at Punchestown Racecourse in Naas, county Kildare, Ireland October 6th–8th, 2000. This was part of Radiohead’s Tent Tour, where the band hauled a massive tent across Europe, essentially creating its own 10,000 person arena every night.
The webcast is set to begin at 5 p.m. ET and air live on Radiohead’s YouTube page. You can watch in real-time below:
See the full announcement below.
Now that you have no choice whether or not you fancy a quiet night in, we hereby present the first of several weekly live shows coming to Radiohead’s @YouTube channel.
— Radiohead (@radiohead) April 8, 2020
This announcement from Radiohead stiffens the competition even further in the webcast space. Every night of the week has been filled up with free streams via Nugs.tv, with some nights now beginning to double book. On Monday, Umphrey’s McGee hosts a free webcast series through Nugs and on Tuesday Phish has its Dinner And A Movie: An Archival Video Series through the band’s LivePhish service, as well as Joe Russo’s Almost Dead‘s competing Rad Night In America webcast on Nugs. Then on Wednesday, The Disco Biscuits hold a regular Relax & Recline archival series, followed by Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s Swamp Family TV on Thursday. The weekend then gets started with The String Cheese Incident‘s Friday Night Cheese broadcasts of classic incidents, Dead & Company’s One More Saturday Night archival series, and finally closing out the weekend with Widespread Panic’s Never Miss A Sunday Show. You can also find nightly streaming content on the Live For Live Music Facebook page and check out JamBase‘s livestream listings guide here.