It’s been a couple years since Radiohead went on its current hiatus. In that time, the guys have busied themselves with various side projects — frontman Thom York’s other band, Atoms for Peace, released an album and is currently touring; drummer Phil Selway put together his second solo album which is just about to drop; and lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood did some scoring and composing work (including his second upcoming collaboration with filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson for Inherent Vice). But now it looks like the break is over and the guys are gearing up to work on what will up their ninth album.

In a recent interview while promoting his new ablum, Selway let slip that the band will be “starting again in about a month’s time,” adding: “We’ve decided that now feels right to start making music and we’ve got the first week booked in together so we’ll see how it goes.” Selway’s comments jive with Johnny Greenwood’s remarks back in April that there were plans for the guys to catch-up with one another in the fall. Meanwhile, PolyFauna, the group’s mobile app updated with new art AND previously unreleased music.

So what does this mean for Radiohead fans timeline-wise? Well, looking at the average timeframe between the start of recording and the eventual release of a Radiohead album, it’s going to be at least 18 months until the album drops (although Hail to the Thief only took about a year). And before anyone even thinks of citing the incredibly short time between Kid A and Amnesiac, you have to remember both albums came from the same recording sessions. In terms of touring, you can probably expect some performance while they’re working on the album, usually to benefit a charity or cause, followed by some secret shows and then television appearances around the eventual release date and then probably a world tour in the year after the album comes out.

So don’t mark your calendars just yet, folks. We’ve got some time…but that doesn’t mean you can’t get excited.

Radiohead Tickets & Tour Dates

Coming… sooner than later?

Radiohead Average Ticket Price

Venue Location Avg. Ticket Price *
Tampa Bay Times Forum Tampa, FL $88.56
Sprint Center Kansas City, MO $114.73 Arena Glendale, AZ $124.33
1stBank Center Broomfield, CO $186.62
Frank Erwin Center Austin, TX $202.73
American Airlines Center Dallas, TX $122.20
Philips Arena Atlanta, GA $138.45
Scottrade Center Saint Louis, MO $121.02
Toyota Center Houston, TX $141.82
American Airlines Arena Miami, FL $106.15
Key Arena Seattle, WA $219.80
SAP Center San Jose,CA $155.79
Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA $419.84
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Tinley Park, IL $97.85
Verizon Center Washington, DC $146.12
Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH $95.83
Prudential Center Newark, NJ $140.25
Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ $115.95
Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH $108.66
Bell Centre Montreal, QC $164.74
Prudential Center Newark, NJ $160.68
The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, MI $121.36
Xfinity Center Mansfield, MA $107.08
Downsview Park Toronto, ON $120.70

*Based on secondary ticket price data

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