Thom Yorke Announces First-ever Solo Australian Tour

3 June 2024 | 8:46 am | Mary Varvaris

Thom Yorke will bring a new solo show where he performs versions of songs from his "recent and not so recent past" to Australia.

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Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has just announced a tour of Australasia, bringing a unique solo show to Australia for the first time this October and November.

The Everything tour will find the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist playing work from throughout his career.

Yorke described the shows as such: “In the autumn in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Japan I will be alone on stage trying a new kind of solo show thing playing versions of songs from my recent and not so recent past.”

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Yorke’s Everything tour begins in New Zealand (Wednesday, 23 and Friday, 25 October) before he heads to Australia for two shows at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl (Tuesday, 29, and Wednesday, 30 October), and the Sydney Opera House Forecourt (Friday, 1, and Saturday, 2 November). From there, he’ll head to Singapore and Japan and wrap up the tour in Kyoto on Tuesday, 26 November.

Tickets for the Australian shows go on sale at 10 am AEST on Wednesday, 5 June, via the W.A.S.T.E. website.

In addition to his work with Radiohead, Yorke has released three solo albums, including 2019’s Anima, released an album with Red Hot Chili PeppersFlea and longtime collaborator Nigel Godrich (under the name Atoms For Peace), formed a new band with Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and Sons Of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner called The Smile (the trio have released two albums, their most recent Wall Of Eyes dropped in January), and has composed soundtracks for films, including 2018’s Suspiria, and more recently, this year’s Confidenza.

Radiohead’s most recent album, A Moon Shaped Pool, was released in 2016.

On Friday (31 May), Yorke asked fans to subscribe to the W.A.S.T.E. mailing list – a service that offers news about Radiohead, The Smile, and the band members’ solo projects – for news that concerns fans on this side of the world.

“Subscribe to w.a.s.t.e for some new news coming shortly, mostly concerning Australasia and Japan,” the Karma Police singer wrote.

Radiohead last visited Australia in November 2012 and since forming in 2020, The Smile haven’t yet toured down under.

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Thom Yorke: everything Australian Shows

Tuesday, 29 October - Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne

Wednesday, 30 October - Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne

Friday, 1 November - Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney

Saturday, 2 November - Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney