Throughout their decade-plus career, Radiohead have always done things their own way. So despite the fact they don't have a studio album to promote, they're still hitting the road this summer for a string of theater dates across North America.
The tour is slated to begin June 1 at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, and will make two-night stands in cities including Boston, Montreal, New York and Chicago before wrapping on June 30 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Tickets for some of the theater shows go on sale Friday through Radiohead.com.
In addition to the theater gigs, Radiohead will also headline one night of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, to be held in Manchester, Tennessee, June 16-18 (see "Radiohead, Beck, Death Cab, Elvis Costello Playing Bonnaroo").
According to a spokesperson for the band, Radiohead will be using the summer dates to road-test material for their still-untitled seventh studio album, which they've been working on with producer Mark "Spike" Stent since August. (Despite the tour, Radiohead have no plans to release an album in 2006.)
Frontman Thom Yorke has been documenting the recording process on the band's official blog, Dead Air Space, and posted several photos of the band rehearsing for their upcoming tour last week.
Radiohead tour dates, according to their publicist:
- 6/1 - Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
- 6/2 - Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
- 6/4 - Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion
- 6/5 - Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion
- 6/7 - Toronto, ON @ Hummingbird Centre
- 6/8 - Toronto, ON @ Hummingbird Centre
- 6/10 - Montreal, QC @ Salle Wilfred-Pelletier at Places des Arts
- 6/11 - Montreal, QC @ Salle Wilfred-Pelletier at Places des Arts
- 6/13 - New York, NY @ The Theatre at Madison Square Garden
- 6/14 - New York, NY @ The Theatre at Madison Square Garden
- 6/17 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
- 6/19 - Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
- 6/20 - Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
- 6/23 - Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theater
- 6/24 - Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theater
- 6/26 - San Diego, CA @ Bayside
- 6/27 - San Diego, CA @ Bayside
- 6/29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
- 6/30 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater