Wow, surprising news today involving two of the biggest bands in popular music.
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has put together a quasi super group (as shown in the picture above) to play his solo songs live (i.e., The Eraser and newer stuff) enlisting the help of Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Flea on bass, producer Nigel Godrich (who most recently has produced albums for Radiohead, Beck, and Air), R.E.M./Beck drummer Joey Waronker, percussionist/multi-instrumentalist Mauro Refosco, and of course, himself.
As of yet, only two shows have been confirmed and both are in Los Angeles at the Orpheum Theater on Sunday Oct. 4th and Monday Oct. 5th. Tickets will cost you a pretty penny ($47 pre-ticketmaster fees) but this is sure to be a unique show with a lot of talent. Although, as Thom stated in his Dead Air Space announcement post (there are links to the ticketmaster listings for these shows on his post as well), “the set will not be very long cuz ..well …we haven’t got that much material yet!”
Note: After checking ticketmaster, it appears that both shows have already sold out (and it hasn’t even been 90 minutes since they became available). Time to either make nice with your hip friend who is extremely on top of his/her shit or get your scalping/craigslisting on. I guess $47 wasn’t that expensive after all.