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Radiohead to Tour U.S. for Seventh Album

Band will road-test new songs

January 26, 2006
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Thom Yorke of Radiohead during Coachella Valley Music Festival on May 1st, 2004 in Indio, California.
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Radiohead will launch an American tour this summer, possibly including some theater dates, to road-test tracks from the group's in-progress seventh album. According to guitarist Ed O'Brien, the new disc – which doesn't have a release date yet – won't be recorded with longtime producer Nigel Godrich (who recently worked with Paul McCartney on the acclaimed Chaos and Creation in the Backyard). "We've been talking to [producer] Mark 'Spike' Stent, who has worked with Madonna and Björk, and hopefully in February we'll reconvene with him," O'Brien told BBC radio. The group — which has been demo-ing songs in its Oxford, England, studio since early last year and isn't currently signed to a label – hopes to release some new songs on the internet prior to the tour.

This story is from the January 26th, 2006 issue of Rolling Stone.


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