Radiohead: Album in June?

After months of speculation, it’s starting to look like Radiohead will release their ninth album sometime in the next ten weeks. Brian Message, the band’s manager (yes, that’s really his name), was at an event at a pub in London and hinted strongly at a June release. “It’s nothing like you’ve ever heard,” he said. So and Kid A-style departure? Or something more radical?

We also know that a music video was shot at a private home in LA earlier this month with director Paul Thomas Anderson at the help. And now there’s a picture on Radiohead’s Facebook page that could be interpreted as the artwork for the new record.

Radiohead 9 copy

Of course, Radiohead is lucky in that they’re complete free agents. With no label obligations, they can do whatever they want whenever they want to do it. And with a tour starting on May 20, it would make sense to have a new album record to go.

May 20 — Amsterdam @  Heineken Music Hall
May 21 — Amsterdam @ Heineken Music Hall
May 23 — Paris @ Le Zénith
May 24 — Paris @ Le Zénith
May 26 — London @ Roundhouse
May 27 — London @ Roundhouse
May 28 — London @ Roundhouse
July 26 — New York City @ Madison Square Garden
July 27 — New York City @ Madison Square Garden
August 4 — Los Angeles @ Shrine Auditorium
August 8 — Los Angeles @ Shrine Auditorium
October 3 — Mexico City @ Palacio de los Deportes
October 4 — Mexico City @Palacio de los Deportes

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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