Radiohead are to play the Meltdown Festival at London’s Royal Festival Hall on July 1. They’ll also play some low key dates in Europe around the same time in anticipation of the release of their as yet untitled fourth studio LP, due in late September, nme.com can reveal.
Speaking via their website [url=]www.radiohead.com, the band posted the following message this morning: “We are going to play at the Meltdown Festival at the Royal Festival Hall in london on July 1st.”
“We wanted to do it because its Scott Walker’s thing this year. He is presenting it. He asked us and we were into it being Scott Walker freaks etc. We’re doing other shows around that time in Europe but those aren’t finalised yet apparently. So these are small kind of things because we aren’t ready for big kind of things.”
“The bigger gigs will be at the end of the summer in Europe. All tickets for the Royal Festival Hall show are going on sale on the 13th of March so this official piece of paper says here.”
The band are currently putting the final touches to their new album, and are working to cut the tracks down to sixteen songs for the final record.
Tracks cited for inclusion include ‘Cuttooth’, ‘Egyptian Song’, ‘Dollars and Cents’, ‘Everyone (The National Anthem)’, ‘Follow Me Around’, ‘How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found’, ‘I Will’, ‘Keep the Wolf From The Door’, ‘Kinetic’, ‘Knives Out’, ‘Lost at Sea (In Limbo)’, ‘Morning Bell’, ‘Motion Picture Soundtrack’, ‘Optimistic’, ‘True Love Waits’ and ‘You And Whose Army’.