Published Sep 21, 2011Despite a couple of upcoming New York gigs and appearances on Saturday Night Live and The Colbert Report next week, Radiohead's performance schedule of late has been skimpy, at best. A new interview with frontman Thom Yorke reveals that will change come next year, however, as the Brit band have plans to hit the road in 2012.
Speaking on Gilles Peterson's BBC Radio 1 show last night (September 20), Yorke explained that "the idea is to go out and play next year on and off during the year."
The discussion also hinted at Portishead member Clive Deamer joining the live band as an auxiliary player. Deamer recently performed with the outfit at Glastonbury and during the Radiohead - The King of Limbs: Live from the Basement TV special.
While the biggest news may have been Yoke's full-time band's tour plans, he also mentioned his side-project, Atoms for Peace, are wrapping up recording sessions for their debut album with producer Nigel Godrich. The group, which also includes Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, have yet to name the disc or nail down a specific release date, but Yorke added that the project has "really good energy." More info is no doubt forthcoming.