Radiohead has been rehearsing four or five new songs and hopes to perform them on their upcoming world tour, according to guitarist Ed O’Brien. The comments were made during an interview with XFM’s Mary Anne Hobbs on Wednesday, with O’Brien explaining “we’re feeling pretty vital right now… we’re trying to keep it creative.”
While O’Brien did not say whether said material would be released, frontman Thom Yorke did recently tell Rolling Stone that the band has plans hit the studio in December and January. The band’s 2012 tour is set to kick off in Miami on February 27th and currently runs until mid-July.
Of course, the news comes just days after Radiohead announced the release of two unreleased tracks from The King of Limbs sessions, “The Daily Mail” and “Staircase”. Recorded as part of the bands in-studio performance The King of Limbs: From The Basement, filmed earlier this year, the tracks will be available mp3 and WAV formats beginning December 19th. Right now, you can preview “The Daily Mail” at We All Want Someone To Shout For.
Below, you can hear O’Brien’s interview with Hobbs (scroll to the :30 mark to hear him discuss the new material.) After that is the band’s updated tour itinerary.
Radiohead 2012 Tour Dates:
02/27 Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena *
02/29 Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum *
03/01 Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena *
03/03 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center *
03/05 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center *
03/07 Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center *
03/09 St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center *
03/11 Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center *
03/13 Broomfield, CO @ 1stBank Center *
03/15 Glendale, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena *
04/17 Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol ^*
04/18 Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol ^*
06/30 Rome, IT @ Hyppodrome (Rock in Roma) ^
07/01 Florence, IT @ Parco Delle Cascine ^
07/03 Bologna, IT @ Piazza Maggiore ^
07/04 Codropio, IT @ Villa Manin ^
07/06 Berlin, DE @ Wulheide ^
07/07 Berlin, DE @ Wulheide ^
07/10 Nimes, FR @ Les Arenes
07/13 Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live
07/15 Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive!
* = w/ Other Lives
^ = w/ Caribou