Radiohead 2012 Tour Info Slowly Being Revealed

Radiohead released The King of Limbs back in February of this year. They also filled our ears with remixed singles over the summer, culminating in this month’s remix double album, TKOL RMX 1234567. But…no tour. Just a couple of live shows in NYC and a few TV spots – not the usual fanfare. Well Ed O’Brien has spoken to BBC 6 Music and dropped more than a few nice nuggets of info (via NME).

“We’re finalizing dates now, we’ll be on the road from the end of February to November and we’ll be playing in both the UK and US, the usual ports of call.”

Asked what the set would consist of, O’Brien replied: “It has to be a set in itself, last time we went out it was ‘In Rainbows’ and a greatest hits. It’s not going to be like that this time. It’s going to be predominately from this record and the last one and then we’ll see which songs fit around that.”

O’Brien also said that the band’s European tour would be entirely comprised of indoor shows, adding that the band felt their new songs demanded this.

“Some of the shows will be outside, but the ones in Europe will be inside and I think that’s very much a reaction to when we played last time. We played in the height of summer and compromised our production. Outdoor gigs can be great, but the sound can get diluted, you’re at the mercy of the elements and I think the record demands a space where the music is loud, strong and detailed.”

No hints about any new material or releases, but how can I complain, given a potential 10 months of tour dates?

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