Thom Yorke rocked on at his New York City show on Tuesday night (06Apr10) despite a dangerous explosion near the concert venue that shut down several Broadway shows.
A manhole exploded in Times Square, prompting police to block off an area around Roseland Ballroom, where the Radiohead frontman was booked to play with his side project, Atoms for Peace.
Evening performances of Broadway shows including hit musical Jersey Boys had to be cancelled - but Yorke managed to get clearance for his concert and took to the stage with the supergroup, which features Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich on guitar and keyboards, and drummers Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco.
And the sold-out show remained a big hit with fans - ticketholders still flocked to the venue despite the pandemonium outside.