Thom Yorke’s solo band gets a name and maps tour


Thom Yorke’s solo project was seen with great enthusiasm by critics and fans alike when the all-star supergroup, composed of Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, R.E.M. drummer Joey Waronker, talented Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Mauro Refosco, and the one and only Flea, played two LA gigs at the end of last year. The band played the entirety of Thom Yorke’s solo debut album, The Eraser, as well as some new songs and Radiohead B-side “Paperbag Writer“.

Today, it has come to my attention that this whole thing is now materializing into a serious matter, not just a one time gig, seeing how Thom announced recently on Radiohead’s Dead Air Space blog that the supergroup will from now forth be known as Atoms for Peace. If you find the name familiar, know that it’s the title of one of the song’s off Thom’s solo debut “The Eraser” and also the 1953 speech by American President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Besides the Coachella fest, where Atoms for Peace are one of the headliners (the band appears on the poster under Thom Yorke????), the rockin’ all stars have also mapped a few other dates around the country (some gigs are double nighters).[via P4K]

04-05 New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom *
04-06 New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom *
04-08 Boston, MA – Citi Wang Theatre *
04-10 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom *
04-11 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom *
04-14 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre *
04-15 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre *
04-17 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
04-18 Indio, CA – Coachella

* with Flying Lotus

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