Atoms for Peace Frontman Thom York Says Upcoming Tour Will Bring ‘Quite a Lot of Energy’

2013-04-26

Story by Anne Erickson

Atoms for Peace are prepping for their upcoming European and North American tours

Atoms for Peace — the side band bringing together Radiohead singer Thom Yorke, Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, percussionist Mauro Refosco and drummer Joey Waronker — are currently prepping for a summer tour in support of their debut full-length, “Amok,” and Yorke says things are going swimmingly. The vocalist says the band are crafting a very unique show for the upcoming run.

“[My band mates are] super-fast and technically just frighteningly good,” he told Rolling Stone. “It’s quite a lot of energy — I mean, obviously, Flea’s very energetic, but the others are, too, in their own particular ways. When we play, it’s quite in-your-face.”

As for Radiohead news, Yorke says that while the band is still plotting their next album, Atoms for Peace is currently his focus. That means fans will have to wait for a follow-up to “The King of Limbs,” the band’s 2011 release. “We said a year, but I’m sure it’ll probably be slightly longer than that, ‘cause I am actually going have to have a break,” Yorke said. “I really haven’t got a clue…but it was quite exciting to actually finally decide to take a proper, proper break. We’d never really done that, not by choice.”

Atoms for Peace are set to play a handful of European music festivals before jetting over to the U.S. to perform a North American tour. For the band’s full itinerary, head to Atoms for Peace’s official website.




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