Having completed a limited series of events commemorating the February 26 release of Atoms For Peace’s AMOK (XL Recordings) featuring Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich, the full Atoms For Peace lineup of Yorke, Godrich, Flea, Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco will soon begin rehearsals for its first full-band tour since the one concluding at Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival nearly three years ago.
Since then, Atoms For Peace live output has consisted of the aforementioned AMOK events, which featured Thom and Nigel spontaneously manipulating tracks from AMOK and Thom’s 2006 solo effort The Eraser, and augmenting them with live guitar and vocals, as well as the visuals of Tarik Barri–and more recently, Thom’s solo appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show in the UK, which featured a solo rendition of AMOK’s “Ingenue”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZl6BRY9IYQ
In a message released today, Thom said:
So far this year, Atoms For Peace has been about me + Nigel doing stuff like this in clubs in some of our favourite capital cities. But next week, Joey, Mauro and Flea all become free from their other projects and we start rehearsals together as a full band. Touring proper starts in July – the last time we did live shows together was at Fuji Rock nearly 3 years ago…
In other news, a fixed quantity of AMOK Special Edition Vinyl has once again been made available.
The demand for the double album, designed by long-time aritstic collaborator Stanley Donwood, hugely outstripped supply on AMOK’s album launch, and so a limited supply have been re-released for sale: http://smarturl.it/amokdoubleltdedition
The Atoms For Peace tour kicks off July 6 in Paris, with a U.S. run beginning September 24 in Philadelphia and including headlines at New York’s Barclay Center and the Hollywood Bowl as well as stops in Washington DC and Chicago before concluding October 17 at the Santa Barbara Bowl. The tour then resumes for a series of Japanese dates spanning November 18-23.
ATOMS FOR PEACE
On Tour 2013
24th Jul 2013 – Roundhouse London UK
25th Jul 201 – Roundhouse London UK
26th Jul 2013 – Roundhouse London UK
21st Nov 2013 – Studio Coast Tokyo JAPAN
22nd Nov 2013 – Studio Coast Tokyo JAPAN
23rd Nov 2013 – Studio Coast Tokyo JAPAN