The Smile announce their first North American tour for this fall

The Smile (ft. Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead): North American tour this fall; LP now available

Smilethe English indie supergroup featuring Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, as well as Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, have unveiled plans for their first-ever North American tour:

Announced on Monday, the tour news comes a month after the release of the band’s debut album, A light to attract attention.

North American dates:

Monday, November 14 – Providence, RI @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Wednesday, November 16 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner
Friday, November 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theater
Sunday, November 20 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein
Wednesday, November 23 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Fri November 25 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
Saturday November 26 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
Monday, November 28 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theater –
Tuesday, November 29 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
Thu Dec 01 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
Saturday, December 03 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Sunday, December 04 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
Tuesday, December 06 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theater
Thu Dec 08 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum
Saturday, December 10 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
Wednesday, December 14 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Friday, December 16 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
Sunday, December 18 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Wednesday, December 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium

Click here to pre-order A light to attract attention on CD from our Rock Cellar store (release date June 17)
Click here to pre-order A light to attract attention on LP from our Rock Cellar store (release date June 17)

The Smile did a European/UK tour, with the new North American tour coming after the band had plenty of time to organize their live show.

Emily Herring attended Smile’s London performances in early February which were broadcast as a global live event. Here is an excerpt from his review, capturing the mood of the performance:

As always with Yorke and Co., there is no point trying to confine the sound to a well-defined genre. The songs are steeped in an eclectic mix of influences, ranging from post-punk to jazzy beats and electronic beats. Yorke and Greenwood have built careers surprising themselves (and by extension their fans) by consistently refusing to conform to any work routine or preconceived idea of ​​what they should look like. The smile is no different. Of course, almost inevitably new material evokes the Radiohead sensibility, but there is a new energy to this endeavor that feels much more spontaneous and informal than anything Radiohead has ever done.

There is undoubtedly something liberating in no longer being weighed down by the heavy expectations of the Radiohead machine.

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