Radiohead Frontman, Thom Yorke, Names New Band Just in Time to Confirm April U.S. Show Dates
Fans who lined up last year to see the band mysteriously identified by a series of question marks will be happy to know that the newly named Yorke-led rock-band, Atoms For Peace, is about to appear on billboards around the nation. Yorke announced via the Radiohead website’s, that Atoms For Peace will play a series of eight U.S. shows in New York, Boston, Chicago, Oakland and Santa Barbara, leading up to its appearance at the Coachella Festival in Indio, CA.
Originally created to perform live tracks off Yorke’s solo album, The Eraser, The Atoms For Peace lineup remains the same as when the band performed three shows in Los Angeles last October: Yorke, Flea, Mauro Refosco, Joey Waronker and Nigel Godrich.
In spite of their fresh union, the band played previous shows with tight execution and infectious exuberance leading Rolling Stone reviewer Matt Diehl to report, “The Eraser is the ultimate bedroom electronica opus, its synthetic beats influenced by dubstep and IDM starkly rhythmic. In the live setting, however, the songs, taken out of the computer realm by virtuoso musicians with such passion, suddenly became transformed into downright euphoria.”
Their elusive name aside, the band’s early dynamism and cohesion make it all the more exciting for fans to witness their April evolution. As Yorke sings on The Eraser track from which the band took its name, “No more talk about the old days, It's time for something great.”
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Thom Yorke????/Atoms for Peace will play at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Saturday, April 17, 2010. Ticket prices range from $40 to $50. 1122 N. Milpas, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, 805-962-7411.
Tickets On Sale Saturday, March 6 @ 11 AM
(Note: Tickets for this event are only available at online at www.ticketmaster.com and will be paperless.)
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