Radiohead ‘hope’ to tour new album in 2016

Guitarist Jonny Greenwood says 'lots has been recorded' for the band's ninth album

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood has revealed the band “hope” to tour their new album next year.

Greenwood recently appeared on a Russian radio station and spoke about the progress of the band’s ninth album. His comments were subsequently lost in translation.

Following reports that the band had ‘finished’ the new album and would definitely tour in 2016. Greenwood took to Twitter to clarify his comments.

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“Lots has been recorded,” he said of the new record, explaining that the band were “about to go through it all to see if it’s any good.”

“We HOPE to tour next year,” he added.

See Greenwood’s tweets below.

Last month, studio photos emerged which suggested the recording process was underway. Composer Robert Ziegler – who was a key part in the recording of Radiohead’s last album ‘The King of Limbs’ – posted photos of the band to his social media accounts.

Ziegler’s photos show an orchestral set-up, as well as bandmembers Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien and producer Nigel Godrich in conversation in a studio environment.

No substantial information about the new album has emerged. It will be Radiohead’s ninth album and will follow 2011’s ‘The King of Limbs.’