In a surprise announcement, British alternative rock band Radiohead has extended their previously announced 2018 South American tour to include a North American leg. The South American tour includes gigs in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Brazil and Colombia.
Radiohead's appearance at South America's SUE and Soundhearts Festivals clashes with this year's Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, but the band will not be attending. Based on statements, the band appears to be indifferent to the honor.
They will, however, be free for the Oscars, when they'll learn if Jonny Greenwood picks up Best Original Score for his work on Paul Thomas Anderson's movie Phantom Thread
Radiohead's North American Summer Tour
The North American shows kick off at the United Center in Chicago on July 7th, and wrap on August 1st in Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center. After the kickoff show, they'll do three nights at Madison Square Garden in New Yorkon Jul 10, 11 & 12 before heading to Montreal and Toronto.
Who is Radiohead?
Radiohead consists of Thom Yorke (vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Ed O'Brien (guitar, backing vocals), Phil Selway (drums, percussion, backing vocals), and brothers Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments) and Colin Greenwood (bass). They have worked with producer Nigel Godrich and cover artist Stanley Donwood since 1994.
After signing to EMI in 1991, Radiohead released their debut single "Creep" in 1992. It became a worldwide hit after the release of their debut album, Pablo Honey (1993).
In 2005, Radiohead was ranked 73rd in Rolling Stone's list of "The Greatest Artists of All Time," Jonny Greenwood (48th) and O'Brien (59th) were both included in Rolling Stone's list of greatest guitarists, and Yorke (66th) in their list of greatest singers.
In 2017, they were nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, in their first year of eligibility. Radiohead has received the Best Alternative Music Album award three times at the Grammy Awards, for OK Computer in 1998, Kid A in 2001, and In Rainbows in 2009.