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LONDON — Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has formed a live band and recruited Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea to the lineup, with two L.A. shows confirmed next week.
The band will also include Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, drummer Joey Waronker, who has toured and recorded with REM among others, and Mauro Refosco of New York band Forro in the Dark.
The Oct. 4 and 5 shows at the 1,970-capacity Orpheum Theatre will feature material from Yorke’s solo set “The Eraser” (XL) and new songs.
Two songs — “The Hollow Earth” and “FeelingPulledApartbyHorses” — were released Sept. 21 as a limited edition 12-inch vinyl single via the Radiohead Web site. The tracks will also be delivered as a free download, and are set to be made available separately as a paid download next month.
Yorke’s solo set at the U.K. Latitude festival in July also including new song “The Present Tense.” Another new song, “Hearing Damage,” will appear on Atlantic’s “New Moon” soundtrack, due Oct. 20.
“In the past couple of weeks i’ve been getting a band together for fun to play the eraser stuff live and the new songs etc. … to see if it could work!” said Yorke in a post at the Radiohead Web site.
The post also featured a photo of the unnamed group and a link to buy tickets via Ticketmaster.
“We don’t really have a name and the set will not be very long cuz … well … we haven’t got that much material yet!” Yorke added. “But come and check it out if you are in the area. We’ve also got locals Lucky Dragons playing.”
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