Radiohead play their Bond theme live for first time

Radiohead played their unused theme for Sam Mendes' second James Bond movie Spectre live for the very first time on Friday (July 6).

The iconic band kickstarted their 2018 North American summer tour in style with a set at Chicago's United Center.

The audience in Chicago were the first ever to hear Radiohead play their Bond song, simply called 'Spectre', live. Thom Yorke had played a solo version of the song on tour earlier this year.

Radiohead had recorded a theme song for Spectre, but the powers that be decided to go for Sam Smith's big pop ballad 'Writing's On the Wall' instead.

The band later released their Bond theme submission as a present for fans on Christmas Day in 2015.

At their Chicago show, Radiohead also treated fans to 'Blow Out' from their debut studio album Pablo Honey – which they haven't done for about a decade.

There's no word yet on who will write the song for the next Bond movie, which will be the 25th in the long-running movie franchise.

All we know is that Daniel Craig will be returning as 007, and that it'll be directed by Danny Boyle who'll be working off a script by long-time collaborator John Hodge.

Bond 25 is currently slated for release on October 25, 2019. Filming is due to start in December 2018.