Thom’s talked tough about never releasing data on the number of folks that downloaded Radiohead’s latest opus from (nor what they paid … although he did reveal how many parted with the maximum allowed £99.99), but Billboard can say with specificity that enough folks went to record stores this week to make In Rainbows the #1 album in the US (122,000 of ’em), which follows the record having gone to #1 in the UK as well. So in news probably separate by timed well enough to be called “a celebration of this chart success,” the band’s gone and announced the cities (no dates or venues yet, mind) that they’ll hit in 2008. And of course we’ve posted ’em for you, partially to get you excited, and partially to marvel at how few other bands we’d run a dateless, venueless story like this for (My Bloody Valentine and a John-and-George-resurrected Beatles come to mind).

In alphabetical order, then:

Los Angeles
New York
San Diego
San Francisco
Santa Barbara
St Louis
Washington DC

Sorry to keep you in suspense like that, Washington. Dates and venues when we get ’em, although we’re told it’ll unfold in two chunks: one before their UK tour, and one after.

Comments (58)
  1. nancy  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2008 0


  2. Jen  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2008 0

    I’ve been waiting weeeeeeeks for this. Guess I’m going to Vancouver at some point this year.


  3. annie onymous  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2008 0

    thank goodness i’m moving to st. louis!

  4. ber  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2008 0

    so glad i moved to dc!

  5. Julian  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2008 0

    Why aren’t they coming to Portland, Oregon? Tickets would easily sell out. I don’t want to have to drive up to Seattle!

  6. Mick O  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2008 0

    I wonder if Los Angeles in any way = Coachella? Probably not …

  7. Android  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2008 0

    Radiohead are missing out on a golden opportunity by not playing Portland. They’ve got lots of fans here who just ride bikes.

  8. Elliot  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2008 0

    When a band plays a “North American” tour but only plays Toronto and Montreal in Canada, then they should just call it a U.S. tour. Because it gets my hopes up every single time, and we all know that every band stops there anyway.

  9. Elliot  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2008 0

    I realized about two seconds too late that they’ve also got Vancouver on their tour dates. Lame.

    Ottawa is still cool, guys.

  10. sinkfloridasink  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2008 0

    Tampa, FTW!

  11. in rainbros  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2008 0

    getting a ticket to the new york show should be interesting, but damnit, i’m not missing my chance to see reckoner live.

  12. ksj  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2008 0

    no denver?!? no RED ROCKS!!!?!?!

    my heart is broken.

  13. lupa  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2008 0

    i will not miss this tour, by the hammer of thor!

  14. Peter  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2008 0

    I think they should just pull a White Stripes and tour all of Canada. You don’t really need any more money or warmth do you Radiohead?

  15. Ben  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2008 0

    Looks like I’m making a trip to Vancouver! I was not expecting them to stop in Calgary so I’m not upset. I wouldn’t stop in Calgary either.

  16. Jen  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2008 0

    Hi Ben — Calgary crowds can be a bit lame anyway, plus it’s an excuse to go to Van for a couple of days.

  17. Guillermo  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2008 0

    Que paso con latinoamerica, México???

    hopefully by then ill ahve enough money to afford a)tickets and b)gas to ride to la!

  19. Jake  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2008 0

    I knew there was a reason I just moved to California…..4 Radiohead dates. Thank you thank you thank you

  20. jin  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2008 0

    TORONTO!! fuck, i’m so going to be there!! :D

  21. did you also see this contest they are doing — they are creating a digital Rainbow and you can contribute

  22. That time they were in Chicago the Black Keys opened for them and it was a wonderful night….can’t wait for them to come back

  23. Oz  |   Posted on Jan 10th, 2008 0


    I agree. No Red Rocks?! Best venue in the country (as voted many a time) and Thom & co. aren’t coming back?

    Guess I’ll be traveling.

  24. lahierophant  |   Posted on Jan 10th, 2008 0

    Sorry ya’ll, but I am stoked about Tampa–we usually get left out, but not this time…when it really counts. <3

  25. MarkusParkus  |   Posted on Jan 11th, 2008 0

    I’ve been waiting for this news since they finished their last Vancouver show…I’m gonna hit the seattle show too, wished I lived in Cali tho! Lucky bastards…anyone whos been with Radiohead since Pablo Honey will understand…oh yea…in rainbros: spot on. Reckoner’s the best song from In rainbows, even if its completely different from the original.

  26. massromantic  |   Posted on Jan 11th, 2008 0

    i’m really regretting moving out of vancouver right about now.
    not even an edmonton or calgary date. thanks guys.

    canada always gets so shafted.

  27. Jay  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2008 0

    first time ever in Indy!!!! I won’t have to drive out of state to see them for once! Thanks Thom!

  28. emma  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2008 0




  29. Meredith  |   Posted on Jan 13th, 2008 0

    i didnt believe this when i heard it at first. but thank you stereogum, for reinforcing my hopes of being able to see radiohead in indianapolis

    by the way, all of the venues are supposed to be able to be acessed by public transportation. if that gives you any hint.

    aka: for all you hoosiers: either conseco or white river.

  30. 10dothe95  |   Posted on Jan 13th, 2008 0

    Thirds on the Portland, OR date. I mean, I thought we’ve established ourselves enough to where we are done getting skipped for Seattle. At least my rent says so.

  31. YEEHAW I LIVE IN VAN! ne one have ne idea yet when this will be?

  32. Nicole  |   Posted on Jan 13th, 2008 0

    Whoa you really did scare me there. You tricky kids, putting DC at the end of the list like that. ;)

  33. yoda  |   Posted on Jan 14th, 2008 0


    Go read radiohead’s ecological footprint report.


    that’s exactly what they DON’T WANT YOU TO DO.
    but.. I guess a lot of people will anyway.

  34. Capital of Canada  |   Posted on Jan 14th, 2008 0

    Dear fellow Canadians:
    If you want to guarantee that big international acts will come to your city you must move to the capital of Canada…. Toronto!! You whiny Calgarians have much better skiing though.
    Can’t wait to see Radiohead again. They just get better and better.

    • Di-gal  |   Posted on Mar 11th, 2008 0

      Uh…hello….Calgary has fans too…..and BTW….most of the snow is already GONE in Calgary and we’re all waiting to go golfing…..can’t say that about Montreal or TO right now can you????

  35. anonymous  |   Posted on Jan 14th, 2008 0

    This tour is gonna be great

    I can see now, thousands of people singing S’ll Right S’ll Wrong!!!

    can’t wait

  36. If you think Toronto is the capital of Canada I feel bad for you, guy up there ^^.

    Anyways, I’m 90 mins from Toronto but probably won’t be able to afford tickets (being a broke ass college student). Anyone know how much they usually run?

  37. ariel  |   Posted on Jan 15th, 2008 0

    i’m not quite sure how santa barbara is justified in the whole ‘we’re only playing cities with good transportation links,’ but i’m not complaining. i’m in LA and i’ll probably catch shows in all 4 california cities.

  38. alyssssssa  |   Posted on Jan 15th, 2008 0

    i will fly or drive anywhere to see them!

  39. Jay  |   Posted on Jan 15th, 2008 0

    It doesn’t matter how much they cost, because I won’t be able to get a ticket! Last time they did back to back shows in Toronto and I was online 10 minutes before they went on sale and I didn’t manage to get anything! I hope they play the ACC or something, even though it is cheesy. At least I’ll have a chance at getting a ticket. They could easily sell out in excess of 5 shows here. Maybe 10. Maybe 20. They are Radiohead.

  40. Louis  |   Posted on Jan 16th, 2008 0

    Friend of mine is flying to europe for a couple shows and also plans on driving to as many US dates as possible. Talk about taking a shit on Thom’s message, eh?

  41. TM  |   Posted on Jan 16th, 2008 0

    Portland Wants Radiohead group on Facebook!

  42. pat  |   Posted on Jan 17th, 2008 0

    RADIOHEAD IS AMAZING I dont even like montreal but cant wait to go

  43. Greg  |   Posted on Jan 17th, 2008 0

    yeah, mid-western Canada always gets shafted for no good reason. it’s not as if they don’t have airports to fly in and out of and large venues that sell out. not that I care too much, because I’m in Montreal, but it’s still pretty ridiculous.

  44. rocknrollchad  |   Posted on Jan 17th, 2008 0

    Houston really sucks….unless you like “parking lots”

    Austin would have been nice…maybe ACL?

    • Easy T  |   Posted on Mar 12th, 2008 0

      I’m so excited they’re coming to Houston. Despite being the 4th largest city in the country we passed over a lot for Dallas or Austin. People also forget that since the state is so big that driving to either place is a 4 hour or 3 hour drive (respectively). The Cynthia Woods Pavillion is a cool venue, and I’m pretty stoked about having tickets.

      rocknrollchad is ‘lame.’

  45. Allen  |   Posted on Jan 17th, 2008 0

    I WILL be parked in the front row for an Indy show! Last trip here was in mid 90′s opening for REM – best show to ever hit Naptown!

  46. rajiv  |   Posted on Jan 21st, 2008 0

    Man, if Calgarians/Vancouverites are complaining about shows, you should try living in St. John’s, NL for a few years. You should count yourself lucky that at least indie bands consider you worth visiting, we never saw ANYTHING out that way. Except for a handfull of Canadian bands, Choke, Constantines, Hidden Cameras, Moneen and Wintersleep come to mind.

  47. diana  |   Posted on Jan 23rd, 2008 0

    they haven’t played in dallas in a really long really excited :D

  48. Sarah  |   Posted on Jan 24th, 2008 0

    Could anyone email me and let me know (ahead of time) when Radiohead is playing Montreal this year?


  49. So its true then? some asshole stole Thom’s guitar when they played Colorado some years back and they’re never going to play here again? I think I’m gonna crap myself if I don’t see them before its too late…

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