Radiohead have been tipped to headline Big Day Out 2012 according to several rumours over the past week.
Lending further credence to this is that Thom Yorke confirmed plans to tour on and off next year in an interview with BBC Radio 1’s Giles Peterson, which you can listen to here for a limited time.
Herald Sun reporter Nui Te Koha has spoke to Triple M Hot breakfast a few days ago talking about internet rumours circulating:
“There have been internet rumours on top of other rumours” … “Pearl Jam, My Chemical Romance and Kasabian are pretty much locked in, but the internet is saying Radiohead, System Of The Down and The Killers.”
The first to mention Radiohead’s possible Big Day Out appearance was @BigDayOutSpy, who’s slowly been trickling possible BDO bands over the past fortnight.
An Australian tour rumour had already been leaked by Miss Info, who’s had success in the past with leaking Harvest Festival, and the Foo Fighters Australian Tour. She’s put them down for arena shows in February, although her comment did elude to the fact that they were not 100% locked in with that promoter:
Chuggs posse couldn’t wait to talk about a headline Radiohead arena tour in February..didn’t sound totally bagged. Strange that BDO would let that slip?
Thom also revealed the debut album from the new group he formed last year, Atoms For Peace, in the BBC interview. Featuring Flea of Red Hot Chili peppers, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, Mauro Refosco and Joey Waronker, the band played a few shows last year, with setlists comprising of The Eraser material, a smattering of Radiohead numbers and some previously unheard songs written by Thom.
He said the as-yet-untitled album was being finished with Nigel Godrich producing, as usual. He also said that touring last year has “sparked something off, it was really exciting … it had really good energy.”
A list of other Big Day Out rumours can be found in last month’s story, which you can read here.