Radiohead could be set for a UK arena tour next year, according to an interview given by guitarist Ed O’Brien to BBC 6 Music today. In the interview, O’Brien seemed to hint that the band could be preparing for a run of arena dates – while apparently ruling out any festival dates, saying:
“You have to do what feels right instinctively and arenas feel appropriate this time for some bizarre reason, I don’t know why… We are excited about being indoors (and) not being at the mercy of the weather, British summer time.”
“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.”
Anyone who saw Radiohead’s impromptu performance at this years Glastonbury will probably attest to O’Brien’s point about The King Of Limbs not being good festival fodder, and an arena tour wouldn’t be too much of a shock seeing as they have already booked arena shows in the US and Europe next year.
In other Radiohead news, the band have recently announced they will be releasing two new tracks next week from The King Of Limbs sessions. ‘The Daily Mail’, which you can see above, and ‘Staircase’, which is below, are set to be released on 19 December.