Radiohead to Present New Album at 2016 Primavera Sound Festival
When Primavera Sound unveiled its 2016 lineup today (Jan. 21), the announcement came with some unexpected good news.
Radiohead will not only perform, but present its forthcoming, shrouded-in-mystery ninth studio album as well. According to a Primavera press release (via Rolling Stone) the festivities will include “the presentation of the new album by the British band Radiohead."
Yup, that Radiohead.
Primavera is set for June 1-5 at the Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona, Spain.
Radiohead will also perform at Portugal's Nos Alive festival on July 8 and Switzerland's OpenAir St. Gallen festival, which runs between June 30 and July 3. These three recently-announced shows mark Radiohead’s first concerts since 2012.
The Thom-Yorke led band has been working on the forthcoming studio album at least since Sept. 2014. So far, no title, release date, or other details have been shared. One thing we do know is that it will include a song that originated during Radiohead's Bends/OK Computer era.