The 2012 Radiohead tour will happen starting in February and run through November, in in both the U.S. and U.K, as an intermittent set of shows, guitarist Ed O'Brien said when speaking to the BBC. Radiohead want it "loud, strong and detailed;" so the European shows will be inside, as the band wants the sound to bounce more and be more bass-heavy in an indoor setting. Their latest album The King of Limbs demands an environment in which the sound doesn't get "diluted a bit."
Which of course leaves the doors open to at least some of the U.S shows being outside, which of course could include outdoor festivals ... not that we want to start any Radiohead rumors or anything. Where do you want to see the band play next year?
He said the last Radiohead tour "felt like In Rainbows plus greatest hits," and this time they want to focus on presenting the new material in a focused way. They're talking lights, stage presence, and sonic audacity. And that's a good thing. Check out portions of the Radiohead interview above.