Thom Yorke: Radiohead to tour in 2012, Atoms For Peace album on the way

And just like that, Radiohead threw your savings account for a loop. Appearing on Gilles Peterson’s BBC Radio 1 program earlier tonight, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke revealed that the band intends to hit the road next year in support of their latest LP, The King of Limbs.

“The idea is to go out and play next year on and off during the year,” Yorke explained, adding that the band got a “massive buzz” from their suprise set at the Glastonbury Music Festival. “It feels like a good idea now that we figured out how to play it to go and do it in front of people for a bit.”

Yorke also hinted that Portishead’s Clive Dreamer, who served as the band’s second drummer during the Glastonbury set, will appear on the upcoming tour.

That wasn’t the only bombshell news though; Yorke also revealed that his Atoms For Peace – his all-star super group featuring Flea, Nigel Godirch, Joey Waronker, and Mauro Refosco – have recorded an album, which is currently being finished by Godirch. A release date is still forthcoming.

“It was initially for fun to play all the Eraser stuff, but it sparked something off,” Yorke explained of Atoms For Peace. “So we ended up at the end of that getting into the studio and generating some new beats.” He added that their collaboration in an album in “the sense that Eraser was an album.”

Yorke’s entire appearance lasted two hours and also saw him play a number of the tracks from The King of Limbs remix series. In fact, he debuted Jamie XX’s remix of “Bloom”, which you can hear at The NJ Underground. The entire radio program is archived for the next seven days at the BBC Radio 1 website.


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