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Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace to Close Out European Tour with Three London Gigs!

We don’t like to throw the word “supergroup” around, but that’s what they’ve been labelled. Atoms For Peace, which seems more like a Thom Yorke-driven project, sounds an awful lot like his 2006 solo album The Eraser mixed with the most experimental and electronic Radiohead sounds of the 2000s.

There’s plenty of influence to be heard on their debut album, Amok (which was available to stream last week), as the group’s lineup is competed by long-time Radiohead producer/collaborator Nigel Godrich on guitar, keys and synth, as well as the every-lively Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, drummer Joey Waronket of Beck and R.E.M. fame, and Mauro Refosco with additional percussion and programming.

But,.. the BIG news is that Atoms for Peace have announced a handful of UK and European dates for the summer, including a three-night residency at the Roundhouse in London!

Their tour will start off with three festival appearances (Pohada Festival in Slovakia, Exit Festival in Serbia, and the Melt Festival in Germany), before they head off for headlining gigs in Paris, Belgium, Munich, Milan, and Rome’s Rock in Roma Festival during the month of July. From there, they head home and will play the Roundhouse on July 24th, 25th, and 26th.

Complete Atoms for Peace tour dates:

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They also released their first music video “Ingenue” featuring a dance-happy Thom Yorke – watch it below:

Their debut album is out now. Full tracklisting below:

  1. “Before Your Very Eyes…”
  2. “Default”
  3. “Ingenue”
  4. “Dropped”
  5. “Unless”
  6. “Stuck Together Pieces”
  7. “Judge, Jury and Executioner”
  8. “Reverse Running”
  9. “Amok”

Stream Album ‘Amok’ from Thom Yorke’s Side Project Atoms For Peace. Radiohead to Work on New Album in Summer.

We’ve been hearing about the debut Atoms for Peace album for quite some time and, yesterday, it has finally come to see the light of day!

Atoms for Peace is an experimental alternative rock supergroup of sorts that just kind of fell into place. The band features Thom Yorke from Radiohead behind the mic and on guitar/piano, the long-time Radiohead producer/collaborator Nigel Godrich on guitar, keys and synth, as well as the every-lively  Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, drummer Joey Waronket of Beck and R.E.M. fame, and Mauro Refosco with additional percussion and programming.

The band originally came together with the intention of backing Yorke as he toured in support of his debut solo album, The Eraser, in 2009. Of course, with such a group of muscians together, they slowly but surely began writing music of their own. The result: Amok, which can be streamed in full below:

Amok is exactly what you’d expect from Thom Yorke. It sounds like the more electronic and experimental albums Radiohead has put out (think Amnesiac mixed with Yorke’s solo album The Eraser)Yorke‘s signature whining vocals sit atop the choppy guitars, coming-and-going synths, and robotic percussion. NPR describes the sound best when they wrote: “Yorke lays his weary-but-soaring vocals over an assortment of sounds that whir, clatter, click, twitch and sprawl.”

Amok is due out February 26th. Yorke and Godrich have hinted at a U.S. Tour in support of the album, so be sure to sign up for Atoms for Peace Gig Alerts to be the first to find out when they announce tour dates in your area.

Official Amok tracklisting:

  1. “Before Your Very Eyes…”
  2. “Default”
  3. “Ingenue”
  4. “Dropped”
  5. “Unless”
  6. “Stuck Together Pieces”
  7. “Judge, Jury and Executioner”
  8. “Reverse Running”
  9. “Amok”

In Radiohead news, guitarist Colin Greenwood recently stated the band plans to reconviene towards the end of summer to begin hashing out a follow up to 2011’s King of Limbs. He told BBC Music:
“We’re taking some time out whilst people are doing some other stuff, doing their own things, and the plan is to get back together again [at the] end of the summer.”

Radiohead has currently been on a break since touring extensively in support of King of Limbs.

Sign up for Radiohead Gig Alerts to find out when they eventually announce tour dates in your neck of the woods!

Radiohead Kick Off UK Tour. Headed to Australia. Featured on Austin City Limits Premiere.

While listening to XFM this morning, we got word that Radiohead had performed a brand spanking new song during their March 6th concert at the Manchester Evening News Arena. Their gig in Manchester was the first on their 2012 European tour in support of new album, King of Limbs, and was also a birthday celebration for frontman Thomas Yorke, who turned 44.

During their Manchester show, Radiohead debuted a new song, “Full Stop.” Check it out below and let us know what you think!

Radiohead‘s European tour will make stops at six lucky cities – London (two dates), Paris (two dates), Amsterdam, Cologne, Strasbourg, and Antwerp, before they jet over to New Zealand and Australia for the month of November.



Once on the other side of the globe, the Abington five pice will play Auckland’s Vector Arena November 6th before skipping over the Tasman Sea to play Brisbane, Sydney (two shows), and Melbourne (two shows).



All gig are sold out, so be sure to check 5gig to see what’s available on the secondary market!

Additionally, Radiohead recorded a session for the famed American PBS program, Austin City Limits, on March 6th at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas while on their North American leg of their tour.

That hour-long performance featuring a good amount of songs from 2011 release King of Limbs and just aired over the weekend (video below)!

Radiohead‘s ACL setlist is as follows:

  1. Bloom (King of Limbs, 2011)
  2. The Daily Mail (From the Basement, 2011)
  3. Myxomatosis (Hail to the Thief, 2003)
  4. Morning Mr. Magpie (King of Limbs, 2011)
  5. The Amazing Sounds of Orgy (Pyramid Song single, 2001(
  6. Staircase (From the Basement, 2011)
  7. Identikit (new 2012)
  8. There There (Hail to the Thief, 2003)
  9. Feral (King of Limbs, 2011)
  10. Idioteque (Kid A, 2000)
  11. Paranoid Android (OK Computer, 1997)

Watch Radiohead on PBS. See more from Austin City Limits.


Sign up for Radiohead Gig Alerts to be the first to find out when they announce new tour dates!

While on tour, Radiohead’s been playing a balanced set, covering classics from their entire catalogue, but with special emphasis on their 2011 release, The King of Limbs.

They’ve debuted several new tunes while on the road, including “Identikit” and “Cut A Hole” in Miami “Skirting on the Surface” in Dallas, (watch videos below).

Radiohead plays “Skirting on the Surface” live for the first time in Dallas, Texas

Radiohead plays “Identikit” live for the first time in Miami, Florida

Radiohead plays “Cut a Hole” live for the first time in Miami, Florida

RHCP, Radiohead, Phish, Bon Iver, Beach Boys to Headline Bonnaroo 2012

Bonnaroo is an annual music and arts fest that has been held in Manchester, Tennessee every June since 2001. Bonnaroo was originally created as a way to showcase a wide variety of jam bands and folk rock musicians and has included everyone from newer bands like Widespread Panic, Phish, and The Black Crowes to legendary musicians like Neil Young, The Allman Brothers Band and Bob Dylan. Every year since its inception, Bonnaroo has been one of the most successful summer festivals in the country, and this year is certain to be no different.

Bonnaroo 2012, which begins on June 7th and runs until June 10th, includes a stellar lineup of bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Phish, Bon Iver, The Shins, The Avett Brothers, Alice Cooper and a freshly reunited Beach Boys, including Brian Wilson. Tickets can be purchased either through a 4 day general admission pass or a 4 day VIP pass for 2, and both can be upgraded with a RV pass that includes RV parking, and/or a VIP food pass that includes meals for all 4 days of this exciting festival. If you’ve never experienced the fun of Bonnaroo and you’d love to be a part of this live music event of the summer, tickets are still available.

Complete Bonnaroo 2012 festival lineup and tickets. Read more

Radiohead Adds U.S. Tour Dates, Debuts New Song in Dallas

Radiohead kicked off their 2012 North American tour last Monday, February 27th at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida and played a balanced set, covering classics from their entire catalogue, but with special emphasis on their 2011 release, The King of Limbs.

The debuted two new songs in Miami (“Identikit” and “Cut A Hole”) and played another new tune, “Skirting on the Surface,” last night live at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas (watch videos below).

Radiohead added a handful of U.S. and Canadian tour dates yesterday, prolonging their first North American arena tour since 2008. Radiohead’s 2012 tour takes them and opening act Other Lives across the U.S. until Radiohead’s appearance at the 2012 Coachella Music and Arts Festival. Read more

Radiohead Kicks Off U.S. Tour, Debuts New Songs, Adds Australian Dates

Last night, Radiohead kicked off their 2012 North American tour at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. According to reports, they played a 24-song set, which included two never-before-played songs (listen below).

The touched on songs from their entire catalogue, but it surpisingly leaned heavily on 2011’s The King of Limbs, including: “Bloom,” “Morning Mr. Magpie,” “Codex,” “Lotus Flower,” “Feral,” “Separator,” and “Give Up the Ghost.”

The rest of their setlist can be broken down across the following albums: Read more

Bonnaroo 2012 Packs Star-Studded Lineup

The fine folks at the Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival gave us all a pleasant Valentine’s Day surprise by releasing the 2012 lineup, and boy does it look good! 2012 Bonnaroo headliners will include Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish and a reunited Beach Boys.

As always, Bonnaroo’s lineup is filled with artists of all genres and a plethora of big-name acts including: Bon Iver, The Avett Brothers, The Shins, Foster the People, dubstep sensation Skrillex, Aziz Ansari, The Roots, Alice Cooper, Mac Miller, Umphrey’s McGee, and many, many more. Read more

Bon Iver to Collaborate on The Flaming Lips New Album and Play SNL

Keeping in turn with this season’s great lineup of musical guests on Saturday Night Live, Bon Iver is set to play the next show, Saturday, February 4th.

So far this season we’ve seen Radiohead, Lady Antebellum, Foster The People, Drake, Maroon 5, Coldplay, Florence + The Machine, The Black Keys, Robyn, Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson and Lana Del Rey.

Bon Iver has been busy all year touring in support of his critically-acclaimed album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, which was released in June of last year. Justin Vernon and his band finished off 2011 with a December run of tour dates and will skip off to play Australia in March. Read more

Coachella 2012 Lineup Announced

After months of anticipation, the 2012 Coachella lineup has finally been announced and you’ll be ready to buy your tickets and plan your trip after seeing it!
The 2012 Coachella Music Festival takes place over two weekends in Indio, California, with concerts April 13-14-15 and April 20-21-22. Read more

Happy New Year From 5gig.com!!!

Nursing that New Year’s Eve hangover this Sunday afternoon? There’s no better time to take a look at what 2012 has in store for us musically than right now. We’ve outlined the biggest tours and reunions set for 2012 so far, check it out!

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