Thom Yorke Surprises With Performance of Radiohead's 'Reckoner' as 'Tomorrow's Modern Boxes' Tour Hits Detroit

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Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs at Madison Square Garden on July 11, 2018 in New York City.

Thom Yorke has largely been avoiding Radiohead material on his current Tomorrow's Modern Boxes tour of North America. But he made an exception on Sunday night in the Cathedral Theatre at Detroit's Masonic Temple.

After playing his standard set, Yorke, playing guitar, surprised the sold-out house by opening the show's first encore with the tour debut of "Reckoner," a trancey take of the fourth single from Radiohead's 2007 album In Rainbows. The critically-lauded song was remixed by ​Diplo, Flying Lotus and James Holden, while the band offered stems to fans to do their remixes. The song has also been covered in concert by Gnarls Barkley and Robert Glasper, who included his jazz instrumental version on his 2015 album Covered.

The rest of Yorke's 20-song, two-hour show featured the six unreleased songs he's been playing throughout the tour and finished with a solo piano version of "Suspiria" from York's soundtrack for the movie of the same name. Yorke has 10 more dates on the tour, which winds up Dec. 20 in Los Angeles.

 


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