Published Jan 21, 2016Radiohead announced today (January 21) that they'll be undertaking their first batch of tour dates since 2012 later this year, and judging by comments from Spain's Primavera festival, the act will be playing their new album in full for at least one of these performances.
Radiohead's tour schedule currently includes an appearance at Barcelona-based Primavera on June 3, as well as a stop at Switzerland's Openair St. Gallen festival on July 2, and another at Portugal's Nos Alive event on July 8. If that weren't exciting enough, a press release from Primavera is purportedly promoting the event as hosting the "presentation of the new album by the British band Radiohead."
Radiohead have not confirmed whether or not they'll play the as-yet-untitled album, but the three festival dates are now listed on the group's W.A.S.T.E. website.
It was speculated earlier this year that the album's arrival is imminent, owing to Radiohead starting a new publishing company called Dawn Chorus LLP. The band had made similar business moves in the past, forming Xurbia Xendless Ltd. a few months ahead of dropping 2007's In Rainbows and launching their Ticker Tape Ltd. ahead of releasing 2011's The King of Limbs.
While details on the contents of the LP are nil, vocalist Thom Yorke unveiled the band's rejected theme for James Bond film Spectre on Christmas Day (December 25). You can hear the track down below.
06/03 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Festival
07/02 St. Gallen, Switzerland - Openair St. Gallen
07/08 Lisbon, Portugal - Nos Alive