Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Surely answering the prayers of fans across the globe, the Oxford-based boys of Radiohead will hit international highways and byways next year to unveil selections from mold-busting LP In Rainbows before live audiences. "We plan to tour next year, starting in May through to probably the end of the year. With lots of holidays in that period," Bryce Edge of Courtyard Management, the firm that manages the forward thinking quintet, told Billboard.com. "At the moment we are talking with our agents in North America and for the rest of the world, trying to get a schedule which works for the band and works financially."
Confirming the outing will be set in "slightly larger-scale venues," Edge also divulges frontman Thom Yorke's initial hesitancy at the prospect of a lengthy worldwide outing. "He likes to do shows, but the whole business of schlepping around the world is not top of his list of favorite things to do," said Edge before commenting on Yorke's concern with environmental issues and the effects of touring. "He really enjoys playing to the fans -- it's just the process of how to do that which is the pain in the neck (for Yorke). They're not road dogs. They never have been."
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