The Radiohead frontman admits to being "worried" when the band went to the US to tour 'Hail To The Thief'...

THOM YORKE has told NME.COM RADIOHEAD were apprehensive about touring the US after expressing his views about US President GEORGE BUSH.

The band have spent much of the autumn on tour in America supporting their current album ‘Hail To The Thief’. Thom said that because of his public anti-war stance and the perceived anti-Bush album title, the band feared some kind of backlash.

“We were sort of worried about the reaction to what we had been saying when we went over there,” Thom told NME.COM. “Colin (Greenwood, bassist), whose wife is American, didn’t see a problem at all. It turned out that he was right, when you met people face to face the resistance, disgust and dismay was obvious.”

Thom said that some of the band’s older songs have taken on new meanings. He continued: “When we played ‘No Surprises’ a huge cheer would go up every night over the line ‘Bring down the government / They don’t speak for us..’. Although in Houston, Texas it was a little err…muted shall we say.”

The band are on tour in the UK until the start of December.