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Radiohead planning a Summer tour, back to studio

Radiohead are working on new material and are planning a tour this Summer as guitarist Ed O’Brien revealed to the BBC.

Ed O’Brien told Newsbeat that Radiohead would be hitting the studio soon. “We are working on new material,” he explained. “We’ll be doing some more recording. It’s business as usual. “We’ve sort of finished the bulk of [In Rainbows] touring,” he added. “We will be doing a little bit of touring in the summer, watch this space!”

O’Brien was speaking at the launch of the Featured Artists’ Coalition (FAC) lobby group in London on Wednesday, on which we reported yesterday.

Joined on FAC’s committee by artists including Blur’s Dave Rowntree, Kate Nash and Billy Bragg, Ed said: “At the moment a lot of rights and revenue streams are being carved up in this new era, and I think it’s really important that we’re in there fighting our corner.

“Radiohead signed very traditional record company contracts, and it was exactly what we wanted to do at the time and there’s no bitterness, but I think there’s an inherent feeling that they’re just a bit old school.”

O’Brien explained that one of FAC’s main aims is to support younger artists coming through: “There are some bigger names here but the whole essence of what we’re trying to do is really largely aimed at, and for the benefit of, the younger musician, the people coming into the music industry for the first time”

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  • New material!!!!!!!!! Summer tour!!!!!!!!!
    Com’ on people! Be excited!!!

  • Leeds fest! 😀

  • Can I have Kraftwerk as support band, or Clinic?

  • Come to Israel, Pleeeeeeeeease!

    We are still waiting for you…

  • Small venues please!!!

  • Thats the best news!!!!! Please come to Either DC OR PHILLY OR NEW YORK. Anywhere I can drive to. Fucking awesome, this made my day and it just started.

  • I just pooed my pants…

  • Spain please! Salamanca! =D

  • I hope their new material will be bette than that Kid A shit they tried to pedal.

  • come to red rocks pleeeeeeeeeeeease

  • BeNeLux !

  • Overload. of. awesome. I sort of convinced myself In Rainbows would be the last, to save myself from any disappointment. I was certain last year would be the last time I’d see them live. Anything from this point is a bonus.

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  • Ye-Haw!!!!!!!

    good 2 hear.
    well done Liverpool FC.

  • extreme pleasure of news

  • They must have plenty of new material they want to play live already!!

    This is very exciting news!! !

    2009 will be a good year after-all.

  • Ohmygosh. Please come to Texas!

    Come to Ohio, please!


  • Poland!! For God’s sake!!

  • Any chance of Australia?? – we feel neglected!

  • DC DC DC. No rain, no nissan pavillion and no surprises, please

  • Radiohead is the gift that keeps giving!

  • The 02 Dublin.

  • Yay Yay Yay Yayyyeeee, eWww

  • australia, please.. !!


  • Burn The Witch!

  • yes! Come to Vancouver like fakeplasticman says! PLEASE!


  • AWESOME!!!!! Bonnaroo???

  • Somewhere in North America please.

    Actually no, ’cause I won’t be able to go anyways and it’ll just be worse if it’s anywhere near me 🙁

  • This is the best news I’ve heard all week.

  • Fuken A!

  • 😀
    i hope i can finally see them this summer! 😀
    I don’t think i’m gonna sleep tonight!

  • Cowabunga, dude(tte)s! First studio THEN summer tour, which means that they polish some new songs in the studio, which therefore leads them to test it in front of the live audience. Waiting for bootleggers.

  • Oh yes, British dates = more fun for bug

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  • come to portugal.

  • hey LYNN ! ! !

    i liked that you said . . . Radiohead is the gift that keeps giving!

    peace – pantrus

  • Come to Portugal!!!!

  • Shut your fucking mouths. Who gives a damn that they’re touring. I’m done with it…

  • Sorry to disappoint, however Ed meant that the “bulk” of the tour is over and they still have some touring…. meaning South America.

  • Sout Africa! you are not indi here hehe!

  • […] Radiohead andam a trabalhar em novo material. Quem o diz é Ed O’Brien, guitarrista da banda. Ed diz ainda que a banda deverá regressar aos concertos […]

  • I thought they are touring south america at the moment??

  • Case of gig in Poland and generally East Europe, where it would be Radiohead’s debut over a looong time is known not from today. Nobody is reading this anyway, this may be mentioned just for information purpose.

  • COME TO RED ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • The tits.

    That is all.

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  • Well we all KNOW they are playing Reading and Leeds ar ar ar

  • it would be so awesome if they came to Miami

  • hi.
    are we certain that ed was speaking to radiohead touring this summer, vs finishing up their tour in south america (’s summer=our winter)?
    any more color?

  • EAST COAST!!!!!!!!

    seriously anywhere near the east coast. anywhere but the nissan pavillion.

    and yes D.C. would be insane. and appropriate?


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  • Прикольно! Спасибо за статью.

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