Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thom Yorke's Atoms For Peace: Boston April 8

Doubled up via Hotline, because I'm over Radiohead but know this is big news: Right off the bat: Thom Yorke of Radiohead’s new band with the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea has renamed Atoms For Peace, and they bring it to Boston’s Citi Wang Theatre on April 8. That’s some fairly epic news for a rainy Tuesday, eh?

According to Wikipedia: “’Atoms for Peace’ was the title of a speech delivered by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower to the UN General Assembly in New York City on Dec. 8, 1953.”

The news dropped the news about an hour ago over at The Boston gig is one of only nine confirmed dates so far for Atoms For Peace, which debuted last October in Los Angeles under the name ????. The quick run starts with two nights at New York’s Roseland Ballroom on April 5 and 6 and wraps up at Coachella on April 18. More dates could be announced, but pretty cool that Boston already has a date locked down.

The full Atoms For Peace lineup includes percussionist Mauro Refosco, studio pro Joey Waronker and producer Nigel Godrich. Check for on-sale details.

Here’s the tour so far:

April 5 & 6: New York Roseland Ballroom w/ Flying Lotus
April 8: Boston Citi Wang Theatre w/ Flying Lotus
April 10 & 11: Chicago Aragon Ballroom w/ Flying Lotus
April 14 & 15: Oakland Fox Theatre w/ Flying Lotus
April 17: Santa Barbara Bowl
April 18: Coachella

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