Radiohead Announces South American tour with some help from Flying Lotus

Radiohead has announced that they will be touring in South America in 2018. The band will continue to pursue individual endeavors in the coming year but will be reconvening for this short run of shows. The tour will run through Santiago, Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Bogotá, Colombia, Lima, Peru; and Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil. The dates will be a part of a traveling festival called Soundhearts with the Santiago, Chile date being a part of the SUE festival.

Radiohead will be sharing the stage with Flying Lotus, an experimental musician and DJ from Los Angeles, and Junun, the side project of Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood. The band is currently nominated for induction into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, but the current layout of the tour will take them away from the ceremony. A representative for the band confirmed with Pitchfork that the band would not be attending the event.

These dates will be the band’s first set in 2018 and first round of touring since their European stint over the summer which culminated in a headlining set at Glastonbury Festival. The band initially followed the release of their latest album A Moon Shaped Pearl with a US, Japan, and European tour that ran from May to October 2016. They followed this up with a second leg of touring in March 2017 which culminated in a headlining spot at Coachella. A Moon Shaped Pearl was released May 8, 2016, and nominated for “Best Alternative Music Album” with single “Burn The Witch” being nominated for “Best Rock Song” at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.