Turns out the Thom Yorke???? moniker was too self-aggrandizing even for Thom Yorke, bless him. Each of those question marks — Mauro Refosco, Joey Waronker, Flea, and Nigel Godrich — are now accounted for in the name Atoms For Peace, the official moniker for the newly christened Radiohead side-project Thom unveiled in Los Angeles, is taking to Coachella, and, it turns out, will whip around the U.S. (with Flying Lotus!) in the weeks leading up to that desert fest. You’ll remember “Atoms For Peace” as a track title on The Eraser; according to Thom’s deadairspace posting, they went with it because “it seemed bleedin’ obvious.” Dwight D. Eisenhower knows what he’s talking about.
The shows go on sale March 2nd and 3rd, depending on your city. Atoms For Peace’s April tour dates:
04/05 New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom *
04/06 New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom *
04.08 Boston, MA – Citi Wang Theatre *
04/10 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom *
04/11 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom *
04/14 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre *
04/15 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre *
04/17 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl *
04/18 Indio, CA – Coachella
* w/ Flying Lotus
All your ticketing info can be found here. And as far as that Flying Lotus connection’s concerned, expect Thom’s vocal to grace a track called “…And the World Laughs With You” on FlyLo’s forthcoming Cosmogramma LP.