Radiohead confront the rumours speculating their break up
Radiohead do not have any plans to break up the band when their current tour comes to an end in July.
The tour, in support of new record A Moon Shaped Pool, ends on July 19th and includes a very contentious show Tel Aviv, Israel. Following that performance, fans have begun speculation over the future of the band who have just celebrated the 20th annivesary of iconic record OK Computer.
“I would imagine we’ll keep going. I mean, I don’t know how, or when, but no, we’re not gonna stop. I fucking hope not,” Thom Yorke said in an interview with Rolling Stone.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen after July, so I can’t say anything beyond that. But I love the people that I work with, and I love what everyone does. So we’ll see. But I’m happy to go play anywhere else,” Colin Greenwood added.
Phil Selway, drummer of the band, added: “It’s a blank calendar at the moment [after this leg ends], but we all have other stuff that’s been on hold for a little while. I feel that come July we will have done as much as we can with what we’ve got at the moment. I’d love the idea that we’d be back out again touring at some point, but I think this feels about right for this record.”
Not content with quashing speculation over their immediate future, Radiohead went on to discuss the possibility of continuing to tour well into their ’70s: “You see that joy Leonard Cohen got. You see it with the Dead or Neil Young when he goes off with Crazy Horse. Everybody would like to see Pink Floyd do it,”Ed O’Brien said. “If we were to do it, it would have to be authentic. It might be like the Rolling Stones. It might be like Leonard Cohen or the Grateful Dead.”