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Thom Yorke's New Band, Atoms for Peace, Readies Tour

By March 4, 2010

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When Coachella unveiled its 2010 lineup recently, Thom Yorke was officially billed as "Thom Yorke????" Those rows of question-marks have now been answered, with the Radiohead frontman's all-star 'solo' band taking on the name Atoms for Peace.

The band —whose celebrity ranks include Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, producer Nigel Godrich, Bech drummer Joey Waronker, and percussionist — are now named after a song on Yorke's solo debut, The Eraser (which was named after a US program in the '50s promoting peace via, um, providing nuclear reactors to nations like Iran and Pakistan). Taking such a name was, according to Yorke's blog, "bleedin' obvious."

So, what are these mighty men of music to do with such a name? Tour through the United States, in April, on their way to Coachella, of course!

Buy a Ticket and Get on the Train:
April 5: New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
April 6: New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
April 8: Boston, MA - Citi Wang Theatre
April 10: Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
April 11: Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
April 14: Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
April 15: Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
April 17: Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
April 18: Indio, CA - Coachella

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