Radiohead Returns With 2016 Summer Dates

Radiohead won’t leave some fans high and dry this summer.

The English alt-rock band has officially booked headlining slots for three European festivals — OpenAir S. Gallen (Switzerland), Primavera Sound Music Festival (Spain) and NOS Alive Festival (Portugal) — and is rumored to be playing three North American festivals, including Lollapalooza (Chicago), Outside Lands (San Francisco) and Osheaga Music Festival (Montreal), according to Consequence of Sound. More dates are speculated to be released after the band debuts their much-anticipated ninth studio album.


In October, the band quietly established the company Dawn Chorus LLP, fueling rumors that a new LP was on its way, as it’s been typical Radiohead fashion in the past to uniquely distribute their work. Let’s not forget when the band let the public pay what they wanted for 2007’s In Rainbows and incorporated Xurbia Xendless Limited beforehand, or when they set up Ticker Tape Limited before releasing The King of Limbs in 2011.

Most recently, Radiohead recorded a song for the latest James Bond film, Spectre; however, the band noted on their website that “it didn’t work out” and instead shared it as a free download on Soundcloud (hear below) because the tune “became something of our own, which we love very much.”

Radiohead, consisting of Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien and Phil Selway, has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide since coming onto the scene with their debut single “Creep” in 1992 and is always ranked high by Rolling Stone and others as one of the greatest artists of all time.

This marks the band’s first live performances since 2012, when the five-man group toured in support of The King of Limbs. Radiohead will share the bill with other headlining acts Mumford and Sons, the Chemical Brothers, the Pixies, Tame Impala and LCD Soundsystem, while abroad this June and July. Most of the festival tickets are available for purchase now; stay tuned for more updates on Radiohead’s next album drop date.

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