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Thom Yorke: Everything Playing work from across his career

1 - 2 November 2024

On the Forecourt

Contemporary Music

English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Thom Yorke embarks on his first-ever solo tour. Along with Radiohead material, the show will draw from his various solo and soundtrack projects to his most recent work with The Smile.

One of the greatest musicians of our time performs solo for the first time

Rolling Stone called him one of his generation's greatest and most influential singers – a claim that bears no trace of hyperbole. Thom Yorke, a Grammy Award-winning English musician, has a career spanning more than 30 years. He has given voice to our modern sense of alienation and reimagined the landscape of contemporary rock. Yorke has pushed the boundaries of rock and explored its outer limits with the shapeshifting sound of Radiohead, his multiple acclaimed side projects and his groundbreaking experimental solo work.

Yorke rose to fame with Radiohead’s 1993 smash Creep, an MTV-era staple that had one hit wonder written all over it until the band went and delivered a string of classic records – including The Bends (1995), OK Computer (1997), and the one-two punch of Kid A (2000) and Amnesiac (2001) – that turned them into the most revered art-rock act on the planet. While Radiohead ventured further into the avant-garde cosmos, Yorke released his electro-heavy solo debut, The Eraser (2006), and formed the supergroup Atoms for Peace with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. More hit solo albums followed – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes (2014) and Anima (2019)along with the eerie, hypnotic soundtrack to Suspiria (2018). In 2021, Yorke was joined by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and jazz drummer Tom Skinner in The Smile, a wildly eclectic project inspired by post-punk, Afrobeat and electronic music, resulting in a dazzling debut album, A Light for Attracting Attention (2022). Barely halfway through 2024 and Yorke has already offered up not one, but two new records: The Smile’s highly anticipated follow-up, Wall of Eyes, arrived in January and in April he released Confidenza, an original soundtrack for Italian director Daniele Luchetti’s film of the same name.

Returning to Australia for the first time in 12 years, but this time solo for the first time, Yorke will perform on the Sydney Opera House Forecourt, drawing from his various solo and soundtrack projects through to his acclaimed records with The Smile and his iconic catalogue with Radiohead.

Sydney Opera House by arrangement with Supersonic present

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