Thom Yorke debuts new song “The Axe” at solo tour kickoff: Video + Setlist

Thom Yorke kicked off his short European solo tour on Monday night with a show at Florence, Italy’s Teatro Verdi. As a special treat for fans in the intimate 800-capacity theater, the Radiohead frontman began his encore with a brand new song reportedly titled “The Axe”. Accompanied on stage by Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and audiovisual artist Tarik Barri, Yorke blended the song right into the namesake track of Atoms for Peace.

Check out the performance below.

Yorke released his last solo album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, in 2014, but has been cryptically teasing a new release in recent months. Back in December, he debuted two more new songs, “I Am A Very Rude Person” and “Saturdays”. He’s also set to make his film scoring debut with Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake.

The Radiohead frontman still has a few solo shows coming up before he reconvenes with the band for their North American summer tour, so perhaps we’ll get more early listens of fresh material in the coming weeks.

Setlist:
Interference
A Brain in a Bottle
Impossible Knots
Black Swan
I Am a Very Rude Person
The Clock
Two Feet Off the Ground
Amok (Atoms for Peace)
Not the News
Truth Ray
Traffic
Twist
Saturdays
Pink Section
Nose Grows Some
Cymbal Rush

Encore:
The Axe (live debut)
Atoms for Peace
Default (Atoms for Peace)

Thom Yorke 2018 Tour Dates:
05/30 – Zurich, CH @ Halle 622 *
06/01 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom *
06/03 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique *
06/04 – Amsterdam, NL @ Royal Theatre Carré *
06/07 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall *
06/08 – London, UK @ Roundhouse *
06/10 – Manchester, UK @ Palace Theatre *
06/12 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia *
06/13 – Lyon, FR @ Le Transbordeur *
06/16 – Barcelona, ES @ Sónar Festival

* = w/ Oliver Coates

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