THOM YORKE & FLEA DISCUSS MAKING ELECTRONIC ATOMS FOR PEACE SONGS WORK LIVE

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Thom Yorke and Flea discussed the process of rehearsing Atoms For Peace songs from Amok to perform on tour after the album’s release, and trying to make the electronic based tracks work live, in a new interview with the Los Angeles Times.

Yorke said, “You’d think it would be simple because, technically speaking, we’ve played all these songs before. But it’s not. The way Nigel and I chopped everything up and rearranged it, a lot of the stuff on the album is unrecognizable even to the people who originally played it.”

“Every day is full of little triumphs,” Flea said of the rehearsal process. He added, “And every time we come across a successful interpretation, I look around the room and see everyone gone in this groove, feeling the spirit. It’s such a beautiful moment.”

Atoms For Peace 2013 Tour Dates:
6th Jul 2013 – Zenith Paris FRANCE
7th Jul 2013 – Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam NETHERLANDS
9th Jul 2013 – Lotto Arena Antwerp BELGIUM
10th Jul 2013 – Zenith Munich GERMANY
12th July 2013 – Pohoda Festival SLOVAKIA
13th July 2013 – Exit Festival SERBIA
16th July 2013 – Ippodromo delle Capannelle Rome ITALY
17th July 2013 – Ippodromo del Galoppo Milan ITALY
20th July 2013 – Malta Festival Poznan POLAND
21st July 2013 – Melt Festival Germany
24th Jul 2013 – Roundhouse London UK – [SOLD OUT]
25th Jul 201 – Roundhouse London UK – [SOLD OUT]
26th Jul 2013 – Roundhouse London UK – [SOLD OUT]
24th Sept 2013 – Liacouras Center Philadelphia PA USA
27th Sept 2013 – Barclays Center New York NY USA
30th Sept 2013 – Patriot Center Fairfax VA. USA
2nd Oct 2013 – UIC Pavilion Chicago, IL USA
3rd Oct 2013 – WMA, NASHVILLE, TN USA
#TH Oct 2013 – AUSTIN CITY LIMITS MUSIC FESTIVAL, TX USA
9th Oct 2013 – Pepsi Center WTC Mexico City MEXICO
#TH Oct 2013 – AUSTIN CITY LIMITS MUSIC FESTIVAL, TX USA
16th Oct 2013 – Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles CA. USA
17th Oct 2013 – Santa Barbara Bowl, CA USA
19th-20th Oct 2013 Treasure Island Music Festival San Francisco, CA
18th Nov 2013 – Zepp Osaka JAPAN
19th Nov 2013 – Zepp Osaka JAPAN
21st Nov 2013 – Studio Coast Tokyo JAPAN – [SOLD OUT]
22nd Nov 2013 – Studio Coast Tokyo JAPAN – [SOLD OUT]
23rd Nov 2013 – Studio Coast Tokyo JAPAN – [SOLD OUT]