Jonny Greenwood performed with his band Junun on ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ last night (July).
Junun consists of Greenwood, as well as Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur and the Indian ensemble Rajasthan Express.
The band are currently opening up for Radiohead during their North American tour, which runs until August 1 and includes four consecutive nights at Madison Square Garden. Watch their performance of ‘Junun’ on ‘Colbert’ below.
Renowned for his mind-boggling guitar work, Greenwood actually plays bass for this performance while Tzur handles guitar and main vocals. It also marked their debut American TV performance.
Meanwhile, Radiohead have been pulling out some rare tracks during their recent shows. Last week (July 7), they treated fans to their unused Bond theme ‘Spectre’ live for first time at Chicago’s United Center.
The night before that (July 6), they performed ‘Blow Out’ for the first time in 10 years. You can see their remaining tour dates below.
July 10 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
July11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
July 13 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
July 16 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
July 17 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
July 19 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
July 20 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
July 22 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
July 23 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
July 25 – Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
July 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
July 28 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
July 29 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
July 31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
August 1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Earlier this year, Greenwood revealed who in the band is the “hardest”. “It’s not a very strong field,” he began.
“Having said that, Ed [O’Brien, guitarist] had boxing training – he was sparring with the head of our concert security on the last tour – so he’s probably quite tasty. But also the most placatory and pacific of all of us.
“I reckon Philip [Selway, drummer] would be pretty handy if he had his wild up with someone,” Greenwood continued. “Unlikely, but still, don’t push him. The rest of us are… not a threat.”