Thom Yorke's Piano-Led 'Karma Police' Still Arresting, 16 Years After 'OK Computer'

Atoms for Peace singer gives a quirky interview on 'Jonathan Ross,' then performs 'Amok' single "Ingenue"

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Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Thom Yorke's new band Atoms for Peace doesn't hit the road until July (those DJ gigs Yorke hosted with Nigel Godrich earlier this year didn't feature the five-man crew's other three members), but the Radiohead frontman dropped by Britain's The Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday (May 4) to promote those shows. After a quick piano-side chat with the late-night show's host, Yorke moved into a solo, abridged version of OK Computer classic "Karma Police," ending the 90-second rendition by cheekily asking, "That's probably enough, right?" The AFP leader followed with a delicate, somber take on "Ingenue," a jittery groove off Atoms for Peace's debut LP, Amok. It's highly unlikely that either performance will be repurposed for a Ginuwine mashup anytime soon.

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Atoms for Peace 2013 tour dates:

July 6 – Paris, France @ Zenith
July 7 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Heineken Music Hall
July 9 – Antwerp, Germany @ Lotto Arena
July 10 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith
July 12 – Trenčín, Slovakia @ Pohoda Festival
July 13 – Novi Sad, Serbia @ EXIT Festival
July 16 – Rome, Italy @ Rock in Roma
July 17 – Milan, Italy @ City Sound Festival
July 20 – Poznan, Poland @ Malta Festival
July 21 – Munich, Germany @ Melt! Festival
July 24 – London, U.K. @ Roundhouse
July 25 – London, U.K. @ Roundhouse
July 26 – London, U.K. @ Roundhouse
September 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Liacouras Center
September 27 – New York City, NY @ Barclays Center
September 30 – Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center
October 2 – Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion
October 9 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Pepsi Center
October 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
October 17 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
November 18 – Osaka, Japan @ Osaka Zepp Namba
November 19 – Osaka, Japan @ Osaka Zepp Namba
November 21 – Tokyo, Japan @ Tokyo Shinkiba Studio Coast
November 22 – Tokyo, Japan @ Tokyo Shinkiba Studio Coast
November 23 – Tokyo, Japan @ Tokyo Shinkiba Studio Coast

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