It has been 20 years since Radiohead released their legendary album OK Computer in 1997. In honour of the 20th anniversary of the release, the English rock band will release an album filled with remastered songs, b-side tracks, and unheard tracks originally created for the album.
The new album will be released on June 23, 2017 and will be titled OKNOTOK. OKNOTOK will consist of a remastered version of the original album + eight b-sides + three unheard tracks! With plenty of hours of listening, the new album should be an incredible playback as well as a unique insight into more music the band created in the late 1990’s.
The rumours of the new album release surfaced last week when posters similar to the OK Computer album cover started appearing in cities around the world. Yesterday, Radiohead posted on social media a re-worked version of their hit song Climbing Up the Walls, featuring a young girl singing a remastered version over the fuzzy computer screen. Earlier today, Radiohead restored the 1997 version of their website in order to honour the 20th anniversary release.
For those who have already caught wind of the new album release, there is a physical boxed set available that comes with a hardcover book containing more than 30 images and artworks, a C90 cassette mixtape taken from the OK Computer recording sessions compiled by the band, and a copy of a notebook with 104 pages of scrawled notes and drawings by lead singer Thom Yorke.
Radiohead do not yet have shows scheduled for North America this year. However this may change once the album is released. If not, there are hopes the band will tour in early 2018 or hit some festivals next year across North America. If you will be in Europe this summer, there may be a chance for you to catch the legendary rock band play live at one of these shows:
June 06 – Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
June 07 – Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
June 09 – NorthSide Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
June 14 – Ippodromo del Visarno, Florence, Italy
June 16 – Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Lombardia, Italy
June 18 – Beekse, Bergen, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
June 20 – 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
June 28 – Lotnisko Gydnia, Pomorskie, Poland
June 30 – Rock Werchter, Flanders, Belgium
July 02 – La Citadelle, Arras, Hauts-de-France, France
July 04 – Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
July 05 – Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
July 07 – Glasgow Green, Glasgow, Scotland
Many of the shows in Europe are festivals across the continent. The band will play two shows in their home country of Manchester, England.
Since we don’t yet have any new songs to show you, here are some of the most popular from Radiohead’s 1997 hit album OK Computer.