Australia Snubbed by Radiohead in Upcoming World Tour


Radiohead fans in Australia were left disappointed after the band left out the region in its world tour schedule in May.


The English alternative rock group announced its upcoming tour in Europe, America and Central America.  The band’s tour starts in Amsterdam on May 20 for two shows before heading to Paris, London, New York City, Los Angeles and finishing in Mexico City in October.

What’s more disappointing, Yahoo News reports via Australia Associated Press, is that Radiohead is set to perform  at the Summersonic Festival in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan in August—just less than 7000 kilometers away from Australia.

Yahoo posted some rants tweets from disappointed Aussie fans:

“Apparently Radiohead don’t consider Australia a part of the world. (I’m not angry, just disappointed,” Ewan Garvey tweeted.

“Disappointed that Australia didn’t make it onto the list of countries on @radioheads upcoming tour,” posted Lauren Christensen

“Cannot believe radiohead is releasing a new album and doing a world tour and they aren’t visiting Australia,” another added.

According to Belfast Telegraph, Radiohead will most likely release their first studio album since recording King of Limbs in 2011, while on tour on May. It will be the award-winning band’s ninth studio album. It reported that the band confirmed via the Press Association last year that they are working with some new music .

“We’re back into it,” Radiohead’s Phil Selway said . “We want to finish a record and that’s where we’re at. We’re just launching ourselves into it.”

The band’s members—Thom Yorke, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway and Ed O’Brien—are on to a busy year with performances set in Madison Square Garden,  Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and Palacio De Los Deportes in Mexico in July, August and October, respectively.

Tickets for Radiohead’s upcoming world tour will go on sale starting March 18.

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