Thom Yorke Announces New Band’s Name & Tour Dates

Seeing the moniker Thom Yorke??? on Coachella posters made us imagine someone shrieking the Radiohead musician’s name. Luckily, Yorke has quieted those shrieks by unveiling the official moniker of what he unofficially refers to as “the other band” — henceforth known as Atoms for Peace — which includes musicians Mauro Refosco, Joey Waronker, Flea, and Nigel Godrich. The group shares its name with a program initiated by Dwight Eisenhower that distributed nuclear technology to developing nations.

Accompanying this announcement was another (surprise!) announcement  — a list of U.S. tour dates that will lead up to their late-April performance at Coachella. Follow the jump for info on the tour dates and cities.

04.05  New York — Roseland Ballroom
04.06  New York —  Roseland Ballroom
04.08  Boston —  Citi Wang Theatre
04.10  Chicago — Aragon Ballroom
04.11  Chicago —  Aragon Ballroom
04.14  Oakland — Fox Theatre
04.15  Oakland — Fox Theatre
04.17  Santa Barbara — Santa Barbara Bowl

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