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Radiohead 'terrified' of UK tour
Radiohead at Victoria Park

Radiohead singer Thom Yorke has admitted he suffered from a bout of nerves ahead of the UK leg of the band's world tour.

The group played the first of four dates in England and Scotland on Tuesday night, headlining an outdoor show at Victoria Park in east London.

The set consisted of tracks from their recent studio album In Rainbows, as well as material from every studio album since 1995's The Bends.

Thom Yorke at Victoria Park
Radiohead played songs from every studio album since The Bends

Speaking towards the end of the evening, Yorke admitted he had been "terrified" ahead of the huge outdoor shows, which are the band's largest in Britain for a number of years.

He also thanked the audience for their "good vibes".

The shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London this month are the first chance many British fans have had to hear tracks from In Rainbows for the first time live.

In 2007 the band made the record available via their website, allowing fans to pay what they thought the album was worth when they downloaded it. An official, "traditional" release followed.

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Last night fans were treated to 15 Step, Bodysnatchers, All I Need, Nude, Arpeggi, Faust Arp, Reckoner, Jigsaw Falling into Place and Videotape, all from the new record.

Jonny Greenwood at Victoria Park
The band play Manchester and Glasgow before touring Europe

The songs were mixed up with older material, including classic single Just, Everything in Its Right Place and The National Anthem from 2000's Kid A and Airbag from third album OK Computer.

Radiohead return to Victoria Park on Wednesday evening for a second show.

They play Glasgow Green on 27 May and Manchester Old Trafford Cricket Ground on 29 May.

The band tour July in Europe, before heading to the US in August. A Japanese tour is planned for October.

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