Radiohead’s new album, out in June, “will be like nothing you’ve ever heard”

The band's manager confirms the news during fan Q&A

Radiohead 2016

    Radiohead will release their ninth studio album in June, according to a member of the band’s management team.

    Speaking at an event in London on Thursday evening, Brian Message added that the album “will be like nothing like you’ve ever heard.” Update: According to the Guardian, Message further described the album as “something that will probably make many of us go, ‘Wow!’,” adding, “There’s nothing out there right now that sounds anything like this. And for some people that will be a good thing and for others that probably won’t.”

    Additionally, according to Message, the band has yet to decide whether to make the new album available on streaming services. “I’m looking forward to the day it does come out,” Message said. “And I hope – I really hope – it does come out on streaming services. To say that’s been answered, believe me it hasn’t, but I’m praying every night that it does.”

    Update – Friday, April 15th at 9:25 a.m. CT: Reached for comment, a representative for Radiohead responded, “At an industry event in London last night Brian Message was asked about new Radiohead music. Quotes attributed to him and taken from his talk have subsequently appeared, describing him as Radiohead’s manager. Brian Message is not Radiohead’s manager – he is a partner in Courtyard Management but plays no operational role, and therefore any quotes from last night’s event, or any supposition arising from them, should not be attributed to Radiohead’s management or be seen as official quotes on behalf of the group. Radiohead are managed by Chris Hufford and Bryce Edge at Courtyard Management.”


    The as-yet-untitled album serves as the follow-up to 2011’s The King of Limbs. Radiohead have revealed few details, but here’s what we do know: The band was spotted in the studio with an orchestra; drummer Phil Selway has teased the possibility of outside collaborators, which would be a first for the band; and guitarist Jonny Greenwood has said that “Lift”, a song which dates back to 1996, may appear on the tracklist.

    In support, Radiohead have mapped out an extensive tour for this summer, which includes appearances at several major music festivals.

    Radiohead 2016 Tour Dates:
    05/20 – Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall
    05/21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall
    05/23 – Paris, FR @ Zenith
    05/24 – Paris, FR @ Zenith
    05/26 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
    05/27 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
    05/28 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
    06/01 – Lyon, FR @ Nuits de Fourvière
    06/03 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
    06/17 – Reyjavik, IC @ Secret Solstice
    07/02 – St. Gallen, CH @ OpenAir St. Gallen
    07/08 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive Festival
    07/26 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    07/27 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    07/29 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
    07/30-31 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music Festival
    08/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
    08/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival
    08/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
    08/20-21 – Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic
    08/20-21 – Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic
    09/11 – Berlin, DE @ Lollapalooza Berlin
    10/03 – Mexico City, MX @ Palacio de los Deportes
    10/04 – Mexico City, MX @ Palacio de los Deportes