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Thom Yorke debuts new song “Gawpers”: Watch

Radiohead singer also premieres his new classical composition “Don’t Fear the Light”

Thom Yorke, photo by Killian Young
Thom Yorke, photo by Killian Young

    Thom Yorke skipped out on Radiohead’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame so that he could prepare for a series of live shows in support of a new classical composition called “Don’t Fear the Light”.

    The premiere staging took place at the Philharmonie de Paris on Sunday night, and featured Yorke alongside piano duo Katia and Marielle Labèque and The National’s Bryce Dessner. As Stereogum points out, along with “Don’t Fear the Light”, Yorke debuted a new solo offering called “Gawpers”. He also played “Suspirium” from his debut film score for Suspiria. Watch fan-shot footage below.

    Yorke has three more stagings of “Don’t Fear the Light” scheduled in the coming days. Come July, he’ll embark on a proper European solo tour. See his updated itinerary below.

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    Thom Yorke 2019 Tour Dates:
    04/08 – Lyon, FR @ Auditorium de Lyon *
    04/09 – London, UK @ Barbican Centre *
    04/10 – Hamburg, DE @ Elb Philharmonie *
    07/02 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium
    07/03 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
    07/06 – Ewijk, NL @ Down The Rabbit Hole Festival
    07/07 – Paris, FR @ Philharmonie de Paris (Days Off Festival)
    07/08 – Paris, FR @ Philharmonie de Paris (Days Off Festival)
    07/11 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live
    07/13 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive Festival
    07/16 – Barolo, IT @ Collisioni Festival
    07/17 – Codroipo, IT @ Villa Manin
    07/17 – Ferrara, IT @ Piazza Castello
    07/20 – Perugia, IT @ Arena Santa Giuliana
    07/21 – Rome, IT @ Roma Summer Fest
    07/26-28 – Niigata, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival

    * = “Don’t Fear the Light

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