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So Very Special: Radiohead Performs “Creep” for First Time in Seven Years


Thom Yorke and Radiohead performing in Paris May 23; David Wolff-Patrick/RedfernsRadiohead‘s show in Paris Monday night was indeed so very special: the band played their breakthrough hit “Creep” for the first time in seven years. You can watch fan-recorded footage of the performance now on YouTube.

“Creep” was released as Radiohead’s debut single in 1992, though it didn’t become a worldwide hit until the next year. In reaction to its mainstream popularity, Radiohead began to play “Creep” live less frequently before dropping it from their setlist altogether during their OK Computer tour. They’ve also had some not-so-nice things to say about the track. Radiohead has since trotted out “Creep” on occasion — before last night, the last time they played the song live was in 2009.

In addition to “Creep,” Monday’s show in Paris also saw the full live debut of “True Love Waits,” which, after years of tinkering, appears on Radiohead’s new studio album, A Moon Shaped Pool.

Radiohead will play headlining shows in New York City and Los Angeles this summer. They’ll also play at this year’s Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Austin City Limits festivals.

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