The band left the stage twice due to the technical difficulties
Radiohead’s performance Friday night at this year’s Coachella festival was plagued by audio issues that prompted the band to leave the stage twice during their headlining set.
The technical difficulties began three songs into the band’s set, and included both sound dropout and episodes of audio feedback. The sound issues also reportedly affected the live stream of the performance.
According to Billboard, Radiohead first left the stage after the sound from the main speakers cut out during the end of “Ful Stop,” off their latest release A Moon Shaped Pool. They returned to the stage, but left again after the audio dropped out again during the In Rainbows opener “15 Step.” Sound problems also happened as the band was playing “Let Down.”
“Can you actually hear me now?” frontman Thom Yorke asked the crowd. “I’d love to tell you a joke, lighten the mood, something like that. But this is Radiohead, so f— it.”
Despite the technical issues, the band powered through the rest of the set, which included performances of “Creep,” “Paranoid Android,” and “Karma Police.”