Radiohead are most likely to add more arena shows than festivals to their 2012 tour, Ed O’Brien told BBC 6 Music.
Ed O’Brien talking to BBC 6 Music‘s Sinead Garvan on choosing arenas over festivals in the UK: “It is that classic thing that a band in our situation we never know how many people want to come and see us. “You have to do what feels right instinctively and arenas feel appropriate this time for some bizarre reason, I don’t know why.”
“I think the thing is what we wanted to do on this tour was, we haven’t played indoors for a while and I think the King of Limbs lends itself to a really good sound because it’s quite precise and quite detailed. So outdoor festivals probably aren’t the ideal venue for that,” he explained.
In the interview today, Ed O’Brien also said that the band are rehearsing new songs to play live. “We haven’t got anymore stuff left over but we are rehearsing at the moment and we are rehearsing new songs because we want the tour to be creative.
“So if that means at the end of the year we might have nipped into the studio for a couple of weeks and done an EP or something else then it could be, but the thing is to keep it as fluid and flexible as possible”
To Mary Anne Hobbs on XFM, Ed was more specific: “We’ve been rehearsing about four or five new songs this week. So we’re going to try and take those on the road.”
Listen to the full 6 Music interview below:
Radiohead news on this day..
- Hear Jonny Greenwood’s ‘Don’t Read What Hasn’t Been Baptized by Time’ – 2010
- Full ‘Do-It-Yourself-Packaging’ ad online – 2007
- Second show for Nimes added to schedule – 2007
- Radiohead to host BBC radio 1 show – 2007
- Nigel Godrich on ‘From The Basement’ – 2006
- Ed O’Brien on Zane Lowe show next week – 2005
- Radiohead decline score for ‘A Scanner Darkly’ – 2005
- ‘Pyramid Song’ on Flaming Lips compilation – 2004
- Kid Dracula – 2003
- Radiohead on BBC 6′s Dream Ticket this week – 2003