Radiohead to Perform in Israel in July

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Radiohead's Thom Yorke.
Radiohead's Thom Yorke.Credit: Charles Sykes/AP

Radiohead, one of the most iconic and trailblazing rock bands of the 20th century, will perform at Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park in July, as part of their summer European tour.

Information concerning the date and prices will be released in the next few days.

The British band released "A Moon Shaped Pool," their ninth studio album, in May 2016 to critical acclaim.

Radiohead is one of the most highly regarded and successful rock bands in the world. It was founded in the U.K. in the early 1990s. Its first album "Pablo Honey" was released in 1993 and included the hit "Creep," which became the rock anthem of the 1990s. The band was particularly successful in Israel too, particularly after it featured in a TV commercial for the Israeli fashion brand "Castro," one of the first television commercials in Israel (Israeli television only began to air commercials in November 1993).

The Castro commercial that made Radiohead famous in Israel. Credit: Youtube

At the time Radiohead was mostly known in the U.K., but because the band had so many fans in Israel following the commercial for a coat, which featured a male Israeli model flashing a female model who responded by flashing him back, the band performed in Israel that very year. Two years later in 1995, the band performed in Israel again as R.E.M's warmup act.

Radiohead's most widely acclaimed album is "OK Computer" which was released in 1997. It was produced by Nigel Godrich and is considered one of the darkest albums of the period, which was characterized by paranoia and melancholy. The album received many commendations and is considered by many the best album of the 1990s. It sold 4.5 million copies.

Another of the band's successful albums was "Kid A," released in 2000. This album presented a shift to more electronic and experimental music by the band. The album "In Rainbows" gained immense commercial success due to its being distributed online back in 2007. The band released the album on a website which allowed buyers to pay what they thought was right. This move was considered subversive at the time, and was seen by many as a shift in the power structure of the music industry.  

In the last decade the band continued to tour alongside lead singer Thom Yorke and guitarist Jonny Greenwood's solo careers.

Guitarist Jonny Greenwood has collaborated with Israeli composer and singer Shye Ben-Tzur in the past.

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