Having just announced they will headline several festival dates in Europe this summer, Alternative rock superstars, Radiohead, have announced their first world tour in four years. The shows will support a yet-to-be-announced ninth studio album.
The band will spend time from May-October of this year on the road and will perform two nights each at Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium in the U.S.
Though such a small number of stateside shows will leave many American fans wanting, there have been rumors of other still formally-unannounced summer dates — including planned appearances at Chicago’s Lollapalooza and San Francisco’s Outside Lands festivals.
Famed for their ability to weave seemingly-disparate genres into beautiful sonic tapestries, the British group has gained a cult following since its formation in the mid-1980s. Over the years, they have become increasingly reclusive, only performing publicly for a short time following each new album release.
And albums have been fewer and farther between in recent decades. The group’s latest record, The King of Limbs, was released in 2011, and the album before that, In Rainbows, debuted in 2007.
Fans have been hotly anticipating Radiohead’s ninth studio effort for some time now, especially following interviews with band members throughout 2015 that seemed to indicate its imminent completion.
In October of last year, Radiohead established a company called Dawn Chorus LLP, leading many fans to believe that would be the name of the upcoming album — largely due to the fact that both The King of Limbs and In Rainbows had similarly self-titled companies established before they were unleashed.
The band has yet to formally announce when the new album will hit stores, or what it will be called, but with a fresh set of live dates in the air, new music seems imminent.
A full list of tour dates can be found on Radiohead’s website.
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