Radiohead: Saturday Night Live, Special 1-hour Colbert Report, New York shows and 2012 tour

Radiohead are set to get busy with news of a special 1-hour Colbert Report on September 26, New York shows announced for September 28/29 and promise of a tour in 2012.

After Radiohead’s not-so-secret appearance at this years Glastonbury Festival things had been a little quiet on the Thom and Co live front. But that is all set to change this week with the announcement of a 1-hour special on the Colbert Report (Comedy Central).

Radiohead might not seem to have much in common with NAS, Bon Iver and Talib Kweli apart from my mom not knowing who any of them are, but as of next Monday, they’ll all be among musical artists who have performed on The Colbert Report. Thom Yorke and the band will be by to talk to Stephen and play songs off their latest release King of Limbs, including the previously unreleased track “Daily Mail.” And as if that wasn’t exciting enough, the show will be expanded to one-hour for the first time ever!

About the event, Stephen said, “I look forward to meeting the Radioheads and leveraging their anti-corporate indie cred to raise brand awareness for my sponsors.”

This is in addition to Radiohead’s previously announced appearance on Saturday Night Live on September 24. This appearance is only their second on the show, previously performing back in October 2000 promoting the release of the KID A album.

Live in New York – September 28/29

Radiohead have added two full live shows at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan, NY. Tickets go on sale September 26 via Ticketmaster and are priced US $65.00 + US $14.75 Fees = US $79.75.

Four Tet tweeted that Four Tet, RocketNumberNine, Falty DL and Pearson Sound will all be making appearances at the Radiohead shows.

…and finally!

Thom Yorke guested on XFM’s Giles Peterson radioshow on September 21 and discussed his plans for Radiohead and his supergroup, Atoms For Peace, featuring Flea from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. You can listen to the whole show here.

If you’re not able to attend the New York shows enjoy Radiohead’s amazing performance from Glastonbury 1997:

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About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.
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