Radiohead Says 'Hail To The Thief'
Radiohead's sixth Capitol studio album will be titled "Hail to the Thief." The 14-track set, one of the most anticipated albums of the year, will arrive June 10 in North America and a day earlier in ERadiohead's sixth Capitol studio album will be titled "Hail to the Thief." The 14-track set, one of the most anticipated albums of the year, will arrive June 10 in North America and a day earlier in Europe. It will be preceded by the commercial single "There There," which will be released May 26.
Produced by the band with longtime collaborator Nigel Godrich, the new album is largely comprised of songs that have already been unveiled to the public in some form. Frontman Thom Yorke played "There There" and "Sail to the Moon" during his solo performances at last October's Bridge School Benefit outside San Francisco, while "A Punch-Up at a Wedding" was performed live by the full band last year and during an Internet Webcast in December.
"Hail to the Thief" is the follow-up to 2001's "Amnesiac," a companion of sorts to the previous year's "Kid A." The two sets have sold nearly 1.8 million copies combined in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
As previously reported, the group will begin a tour of theater-sized U.K. venues May 17 in Dublin. Radiohead then returns to Europe for appearances at such festivals as Glastonbury (June 28, Pilton, England) and Eurorockennes (July 4, Belfort, France). A summer/fall North American tour is in the works.
Here is the tracklist for "Hail to the Thief":
"2 + 2 = 5"
"Sit Down. Stand Up"
"Sail to the Moon"
"Go To Sleep"
"Where I End and You Begin"
"We Suck Young Blood"
"A Punch-Up at a Wedding"
"A Wolf at the Door"