Radiohead has announced that they will release a series of vignettes based off their new album, A Moon Shaped Pool. The English rock group’s ninth studio album was digitally released May 8, with physical copies to follow on June 17.
The group has focused heavily on art and visuals throughout the promotion of A Moon Shaped Pool, as evidenced by the scenic videos for “Burn The Witch” and “Daydreaming.” Therefore, it is no surprise that Radiohead asked several artists to make visual interpretations, or vignettes, interpreting different sections of the new record. The first in the series is an abstract visual interpretation of “Glass Eyes” made by Holland-based experimental audio-visual artist Tarik Barri. The post was shared on the band’s Instagram page, with the remaining vignettes to be posted over time.
The vignettes are just a small fraction of the excitement surrounding the release of Radiohead’s long-awaited ninth studio album, which has received critical acclaim since its release on Sunday. A Moon Shaped Pool is the first album for Radiohead in nearly five years, and fans and critics alike have been waiting in anticipation. Rumors had swirled for months about new music from the group, particularly fueled by several instances. For example, the band established an LLC while a man from their management company spoke to the press about the new album and confirmed a June 2016 release. While Radiohead issued a statement that the man in question, Brian Message, is not directly affiliated with the band and should not be speaking to the press about their music, they never denied his statements. Shortly after, the band teased fans with the deletion of their social media presence, a brand new video and an official confirmation of the album release date.
Radiohead are all set to embark on a world tour to coincide with the release of the new album. It was recently announced that they would also be supported by several up-and-coming acts, including composer/musician Holly Herndon, acoustics ensemble Dawn of MIDI and hip-hop duo Shabazz Palace. Check out tour dates below and listen to A Moon Shaped Pool today.
Radiohead Official 2016 Tour Dates:
05/20 – Amsterdam – Heineken Music Hall (with Holly Herndon)
05/21 – Amsterdam – Heineken Music Hall (with Holly Herndon)
05/23 – Paris – Le Zenith (with Holly Herndon)
05/24 – Paris – Le Zenith (with Holly Herndon)
05/26 – London – Roundhouse (with Holly Herndon)
05/27 – London – Roundhouse (with Holly Herndon)
05/28 – London – Roundhouse (with Holly Herndon)
06/01 – Lyon, FR – Nuits de Fourvière (with Holly Herndon)
06/03 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
06/17 – Reyjavik, IC – Secret Solstice
07/26 – New York – Madison Square Garden (With Dawn of Midi)
07/27 – New York – Madison Square Garden (With Dawn of Midi)
07/29 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
07/31 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Music Festival
08/04 – Los Angeles – Shrine Auditorium (With Shabazz Palaces)
08/06 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Music Festival
08/08 – Los Angeles – Shrine Auditorium (With Shabazz Palaces)
08/20 – Osaka, JP – Summer Sonic
08/21 – Tokyo, JP – Summer Sonic
09/11 – Berlin, DE – Lollapalooza Berlin
09/30-10/02 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/03 – Mexico City – Palacio De Los Deportes
10/04 – Mexico City – Palacio De Los Deportes
10/07-09 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits