Radiohead’s Thom Yorke announced the USA leg of his 2021 tour will be cancelled due to ongoing safety concerns surrounding Covid-19 and new variants of the disease. Yorke’s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes Tour was originally scheduled to begin in March 2020, however it was postponed until 2021 when it was evident that the virus was becoming a global pandemic. Yorke reassured disappointed American fans yesterday when he announced that there would be full refunds issued to all ticket holders.
Yorke took to Instagram in a somber and to-the-point note to his supporters saying “Sadly we must cancel our run of dates in the USA for Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes. Refunds will be issued, please contact your ticket seller for details.” Yorke’s United Kingdom and European legs of the tour are still scheduled to go ahead in June-July this summer 2021,pending the ongoing spread of the new variants is under control.
While the tour will be focused around Yorke’s second full length album The Modern Boxes, which was released in 2014, Yorke released his latest solo album ANIMA in the year 2019 the same year it was announced in October that The Modern Boxes Tour would go ahead. The album ANIMA was widely critically acclaimed, receiving multiple Grammy nominations and winning Best Choreography in a Music Video at the UK Music Video Awards in 2019.
In 2020, Yorke collaborated with the artists Four Tet and Burial to release an untitled duo-record with the tracks His Rope and Her Revolution. The tracks were released via underground, vinyl only, however in the last few months of 2020 it was released for streaming. This was the second collaboration with Four Tet and Burial for Yorke, the first was released in 2011, it was another duo-record including the tracks Ego and Mirror.
Thom Yorke Cancelled 2021 USA Tour Dates
9/27 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
10/2 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
10/3 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
10/4 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
10/6 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
10/11 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
10/13 – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
10/19 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom