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Radiohead to Play in Michigan for First Time in 15 Years

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There has been a question that Michigan Radiohead fans have been asking for well over a decade: Why the hell do they never play a show here? The last time the British alt rock kings came to the mitten state for a gig was back in 1997 at the State Theatre in Detroit (now the Fillmore). Well that streak is now coming to an end as Radiohead will stop by the Palace of Auburn Hills this summer.

The band announced a new slate of North American dates this morning, which you can find below. Radiohead are touring in support of their eighth studio album, The King of Limbs. The stops add to their string of sold out shows in March and April, which include two headlining weekends at the Coachella Festival in Indio, CA. Radiohead will make their way to the Palace on Monday, June 11.

As the Detroit Free Press reports, there have been numerous theories as to why Radiohead always seemed to neglect Michigan. Rumors ranged from equipment being stolen from the group the last time they were in Detroit to problems with concert promoters. The former was proven to be false while the latter reason has never been confirmed to be true.

Nevertheless, Radiohead ARE playing in Michigan this summer. Tickets start at $69.50 and go on sale Saturday, March 10, at 10am, at or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Unless you’re already going to Coachella or their headlining set at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, TN on June 8, you better buy tickets early because I can guarantee this show will sell out. It’s been 15 years in the making.

Radiohead May-June North American Tour Dates

May 29 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
May 31- Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
June 1 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
June 3 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
June 5 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
June 6 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
June 10 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
June 11 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
June 13 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
June 15 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
June 16 – Toronto, ON @ Downsview Park

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