Radiohead Announces 2012 Tour

Radiohead has never been a band to hog the spotlight. They recently performed on Saturday Night Live’s season premiere, after not appearing on the show for more than ten years; and during their stay in The Big Apple, they’ll also perform at the Roseland Ballroom on Thursday and Friday later this week. All of this after performing in Glastonbury this past June. That’s already a lot of touring for a band that prefers to keep to the studio, away from the bright lights and big crowds.

But apparently all of that was just a warm-up, as Radiohead has just announced that they’re going on a full tour in 2012. And for fans who sometimes have to wait a decade or more to see this rock band, that’s news to get excited about!

All of the recent performances, along with the upcoming tour, are in effort to promote the band’s eighth studio album, The King of Limbs. And, it was the show in Glastonbury that Philip Selway, the band’s drummer, said “reignited [the band’s] passion for performing live.” Perhaps that means that there will be plenty of stops on what’s hopefully a world tour? No one knows just yet, as official dates and stops have not yet been announced. The band’s lead singer, Thom Yorke, did spill on the fact that Clive Deamer from the band Portishead would be coming along on the tour with them, after performing on stage with them in Glastonbury.  No one wants to ruin the magic, after all.

In addition to all of this, Radiohead fans have even more to look forward to in the coming months. Yorke is also currently working on an album with Flea, bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and that album is due to be released shortly.

You can’t deny it; Radiohead may be a band that makes their fans wait. But when they do come up with something, it’s always been well worth it!


Just minutes after tickets went on sale Monday morning for Radiohead’s newest tour, fans started having problems purchasing those tickets through TicketMaster. Tickets would appear in their shopping cart one minute and when they tried to check out the next, the tickets disappeared, with a message saying that the tickets were no longer available. What was going on?

TicketMaster says it’s a problem with the paper system and their paperless system, banned in New York, would fix the problem. The Fan Freedom Project, a non-profit organization working in the interest of consumers, says it’s a problem with bands and promoters not being honest about how many tickets they actually have on sale, and when those tickets go on sale. That turned out to be the more likely reason of the two, as later in the afternoon the ticket purchasing problem turned out to be resolved, indicating that the promoters and band had simply released more Radiohead tickets.

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