Radiohead announce surprise 2018 North America tour

Radiohead have announced a series of North American live dates scheduled for this coming summer.

Following a tour of South America in April, the band will then head to the US and Canada from July through to August for a 16-date outing which includes multiple nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden; Montreal’s Belle Centre; Toronto’s Air Canada Centre; Boston’s TD Garden; and Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, with the tour kicking off at Chicago’s United Center on July 7.

A limited number of W.A.S.T.E. pre-sale tickets will be available beginning today (February 21). The general sales of the tickets will start on Friday, February 23, and Saturday, February 24. You can check out Radiohead’s website for more information.

Following  atour of South America, the band will then tour North America (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

Today’s announcement comes as a big surprise as guitarist Ed O’Brien previous told fans that the band’s touring in 2018 would be limited to a previously announced tour of South America only. Which is understandable because members of Radiohead have been working on big solo projects off late:

Johnny Greenwood recently scored films for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread — for which he has secured an Oscar nomination and also confirmed that he will be showing up for the Academy Awards ceremony come March 5. He has also scored the forthcoming film Lynne Ramsay's You Were Never Really Here starring Joaquin Phoenix.

Meanwhile, frontman Thom Yorke has also been busy, working on a film score of his own for a remake of the horror cult classic Suspiria and O’Brien is due for a 2018 release of his debut solo album.

See Radiohead’s full schedule for the North American tour below:

04/11 – Santiago, CL @ Estadio Nacional (SUE Festival) *^
04/14 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Tecnopolis (Soundhearts Festival) *^
04/17 – Lima, PR @ Estadio Nacional (Soundhearts Festival) *^
04/20 – Rio de Janerio, BR @ Parque Olimpico (Soundhearts Festival) *^
04/22 – São Paulo, BR @ Allianz Parque (Soundhearts Festival) *^
04/25 – Bogota, CO @ Parque 222 (Soundhearts Festival) *^
07/07 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
07/10 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
07/11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
07/13 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
07/16 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
07/17 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
07/19 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
07/20 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
07/22 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
07/23 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
07/25 – Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
07/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
07/28 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
07/29 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
07/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
08/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

* = w/ Flying Lotus
^ = w/ Junun

If you have any views or stories that you would like to share with us, drop us an email at

About Author

Suraj Prabhu


Former Danity Kane member Aubrey O'Day may have written a song about her affair with Donald Trump Jr.
Zayn Malik's love for rural life may have clashed with Gigi Hadid's jetset dreams, but he still has a soft spot for her in his heart
'Amazing' 10-year-old Desmond Napoles is making the world a better place for drag kids!
Celebrities who have taken a leap into politics
Royal expert reveals how Meghan Markle and Prince Harry kept their relationship a secret for so long
Dance Moms star Cheryl Burke breaks social media silence to reveal the passing of her father
Harvey Weinstein was obsessed with Michelle Williams, landed on sets to watch her nude scenes
Paris Hilton shares the secret behind her happy relationship with fiance Chris Zylka
Meet the new faces in Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly: A timeline of the relationship of our favorite TV duo


Dwayne Johnson posts emotional tribute to WWE legend Hulk Hogan: 'Suddenly I feel 16 again'
The man with his own toilet seat: The "outrageously pampered life" of Prince Charles, and why he feels threatened by William and Kate
Kylie Jenner shows off her post-pregnancy body in steamy hot-tub snaps
Kim Kardashian shares first unfiltered photo of Chicago West... and it's beyond adorable
Prince William changed his name and led a totally normal life while at university