Radiohead (Finally) Confirm 2012 U.S. Tour
First Stateside trek since '08 launches February 27 in Miami
Four years after the U.S. portion of Radiohead’s In Rainbows tour wrapped, the band will finally return to North America for a string of late dates supporting this year’s The King of Limbs. The band confirmed the news in a press release, announcing the first 10 dates (interestingly all scheduled for odd-numbered calendar days), which kick off February 27 in Miami and wrap March 15 in Glendale, Arizona. So far, all the shows are booked to take place in sports arenas, and all go on sale via Ticketmaster on November 12 with the exception of the February 29 show in Tampa, which will go on sale one week later. Per the band’s website fans will have earlier access to tickets via the band’s W.A.S.T.E. ticketing system on November 9. Others Lives will be the opening act.
Thom Yorke and Co. played only two concerts in America this year — a pair of dates at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom in September the week they were in town to perform on Saturday Night Live. In 2010, only Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace made their way to the U.S. The band’s last full U.S. tour included a headlining set a Lollapalooza and wrapped on August 28, 2008 in Santa Barbara.
There are obviously many holes in Radiohead’s preliminary schedule — and many major markets have yet to be announced — but fans will be most vigilantly watching to see what happens with the band’s itinerary in early April. This year’s Coachella festival goes down over two weekends (April 13-15 and 20-22) and the band is a rumored headliner.
Feb. 27 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
Feb. 29 – Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum
March 1- Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
March 3 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
March 5 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
March 7 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
March 9 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
March 11 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
March 13 – Broomfield, CO @ 1stBank Center
March 15 – Glendale, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena