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Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich Book Shows in New York, London, Berlin

Collaborators to perform with two turntables and a microphone

Thom Yorke, Neil Godrich
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February 4, 2013 3:35 PM ET

Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich are borrowing a line from Beck and setting out for a trio of shows equipped only with two turntables and a microphone. Yorke announced on Twitter that the duo have booked three shows in London, Berlin and New York. They'll hit London on February 22nd, Berlin on March 8th and New York on March 14th, with special guests and venues to come.

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The Radiohead frontman and Godrich, Radiohead's longtime producer, are also set to release their debut album with Atoms for Peace, Amok, on February 26th. Yorke and Godrich also recently composed a soundtrack to Rag and Bone's Fall 2013 menswear show, and Godrich kept busy last year with his experimental project Ultraista, which released a self-titled album in October. 

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