Radiohead Party In the Name of the Queen on U.S. Tour

Earlier this week, it was revealed that the UK public had voted Iron Maiden’s The Number of the Beast and Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting as the best British album and film to be released in last sixty years. This was all in aid of Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee, coming up in June, and as a result, many were later granted images of the queen rocking out to songs about Satan whilst watching Scotsmen shoot heroin.

And now, according to Steve Lamacq of BBC 6 Music, Space-rockers Radiohead have made room for “Union Jack and Jubilee tableware” and are “planning a Jubilee party in Washington DC at the weekend.” It is unknown what the party will involve, but it could only really be made if the Queen were to join the Oxfordshire quintet on stage, perhaps for the single “Knives Out” to tell us all to “cook him up” and “squash his head” or, if she wants to be really  ironic, the “How I Made My Millions” B-side might be a better choice.

After finishing their tour of the US East Coast, Radiohead will return to their homeland for the first time in three years to play autumn dates in Manchester and London. In support of last year’s album, The King Of Limbs, the band will then engage in a full European tour, with dates yet to be released.

It is as of yet unknown if the Queen will be joining as head-groupie.

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Josh is an English student currently studying English Literature with Creative Writing at University. When he's not wasting time on his Super Nintendo, you'll find him listening to classic rock and metal and reading graphic novels. He hopes his work at The Silver Tongue will help him get his writing out to the public and professional world.