Radiohead Tweets Mysterious Japanese Message

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Update: According to NME, a Radiohead spokesperson has confirmed that the band will definitely not be playing live in Tokyo. “The band will not be in Japan tomorrow so people should not go to Shibuya expecting to see the band in person,” they said.

This seems to make AtEaseWeb’s speculation about the square’s large screens slightly more plausible, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

The always-unpredictable Radiohead just announced their new album The King of Limbs a mere five days before its release date, but could there be more on the horizon? Early this morning the band sent out a mysterious tweet in Japanese.

The tweet reads “?? ????? ??? ??????,” which translates to “Hachiko Square Shibuya, Friday 18:59,” according to top Radiohead fansite Because the tweet is somewhat vague, the exact meaning is not certain. Depending on the translation, it could mean something along the lines of “this Friday at 18:59 hours at Hachiko Square or 59 minutes on Friday the 18th.” AtEaseWeb also speculates that it may be in reference to one of the many large square digital screens in Hachiko Square. Perhaps a new webcast like others the band have produced throughout their career?

In any case, Friday 18 59 Hachiko Square Shibuya + Japan = something to do with Radiohead!

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