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Thom Yorke Gets Knocked Down, But He Gets Up Again

Thom Yorke

The guy who somehow makes gawky dance moves look smooth can also tumble like a champ. Thom Yorke’s ability to shake his “Paranoid Android” booty has generated no amount of praise around here: Radiohead’s “Lotus Plaza” video, Atoms for Peace’s “Ingenue” video, and various other GIF-baiting clips. So it is with some dismay we point out that Yorke got low and hit the floor in the sense of actually falling and hitting the floor during Atoms for Peace’s recent, secret-ish Club Amok show in Los Angeles. Insanely, the jagged bass indicates the band is performing “Harrowdown Hill,” from Yorke’s 2006 solo outing The Eraser, in which he sings, “Did I fall or was I pushed?” It’s a question worthy of an Oliver Stone movie. No surprises: Yorke quickly stood back up, shook the whole thing off, and got back to twerk.

Hat tip to Consequence of Sound for generating one tremendous GIF:

Atoms for Peace tour dates:

July 6 – Paris, France @ Zenith
July 9 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Lotto Arena
July 10 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith
July 12 – Tren?ín, Slovakia @ Pohoda Festival
July 13 – Novi Sad, Serbia @ Exit Festival
July 16 – Rome, Italy @ Rock in Roma @ Ippodromo delle Capannelle
July 17 – Milan, Italy @ City Sound Festival @ Ippodromo del Galoppo
July 20 – Poznan, Poland @ Malta Festival
July 21 – Ferropolis, Germany @ Melt Festival
July 24 – London, England @ Roundhouse
July 25 – London, England @ Roundhouse
July 26 – London, England @ 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 3 – Nashville, TN @ The War Memorial Auditorium
October 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
October 17 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
November 18 – Osaka, Japan @ Zepp Namba
November 19 – Osaka, Japan @ Zepp Namba
November 21 – Tokyo, Japan @ Shinkiba Studio Coast
November 22 – Tokyo, Japan @ Shinkiba Studio Coast
November 23 – Tokyo, Japan @ Shinkiba Studio Coast