Radiohead are yet to bring their latest album A Moon Shaped Pool to Australia, and it appears the band can’t decide if they want to or not.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the band make it clear that they can’t decide on whether they’ll add any more dates to their current tour after its current schedule wraps up in Israel on 19th July.
“I think the tour will be done after these shows,” says Ed O’Brien, while frontman Thom Yorke maintains, “I would imagine we’ll keep going. I mean, I don’t know how, or when, but no, we’re not gonna stop. I fucking hope not.”
Drummer Phil Selway seems pessimistic though, saying, “It’s a blank calendar at the moment, but we all have other stuff that’s been on hold for a little while. I feel that come July we will have done as much as we can with what we’ve got at the moment. I’d love the idea that we’d be back out again touring at some point, but I think this feels about right for this record.”
Meanwhile, Colin Greenwood counters this by saying, “I don’t know what’s going to happen after July, so I can’t say anything beyond that. But I love the people that I work with, and I love what everyone does. So we’ll see. But I’m happy to go play anywhere else.”
Radiohead last toured Australia in 2012 behind their previous album The King Of Limbs, and fans have since fallen victim to a cruel Aussie tour prank which got everyone’s hopes up about a potential tour in 2017.
Their current tour aside, Ed O’Brien says he’d like to see the band continue to tour into their 70s.
“You see that joy Leonard Cohen got,” he says.
“You see it with the Dead or Neil Young when he goes off with Crazy Horse. Everybody would like to see Pink Floyd do it. If we were to do it, it would have to be authentic. It might be like the Rolling Stones. It might be like Leonard Cohen or the Grateful Dead.”
Radiohead are currently preparing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 1997 album OK Computer later this month with a new reissue of the record titled OKNOTOK, which will feature the remastered original album, three previously unreleased songs (including ‘I Promise’, below) and eight B-sides.