In conjunction with the upcoming reissue of 2014's "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes", Thom Yorke has announced plans to play three solo shows in December. The Radiohead singer will play in Los Angeles on December 12, Oakland on the 14th before a headlining set at Day for Night Festival in Houston on the 17th. For these shows, Yorke will be backed by longtime Radiohead producer, Nigel Godrich (who is also a member of Atoms for Peace with Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea) and visual artist, Tarik Barri. These shows provide the rare opportunity to see Yorke without Radiohead, something he's only done a handful of times in his career.

Tickets are on sale this Friday (October 6) and are sure to go quickly.

Tomorrow's Modern Boxes

Yorke's second solo album (after 2006's "The Eraser"), "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes" was released to a smattering of critical praise in 2014. Now, during a break in Radiohead's schedule, the album is being reissued on CD and vinyl courtesy of XL Recordings on December 8.

It will also be available on streaming services. Its initial release raised eyebrows in 2014 as it was made available on BitTorrent, eliminating the need for record company promotion which, according to Yorke and Godrich, handed "some control of internet commerce back to people who are creating the work."

To coincide with its 20-year anniversary, Radiohead reissued their seminal 1997 album, "OK Computer".

"OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017" was released in May and contains a newly remastered version of the album, as well as a bonus disc of previously unreleased material and B-Sides.

Blue Planet II

More recently the band has collaborated with renowned composer, Hans Zimmer, to make an orchestral version of 'Bloom', a song from 2011's "The King of Limbs" album. The track, titled 'Ocean (Bloom)' was created for the soundtrack of the eagerly-anticipated, upcoming David Attenborough series, Blue Planet II.

Given that the original 'Bloom' was conceived with the original Blue Planet series in mind, it is the perfect song to be reworked for the new series.

In a recent BBC interview, Yorke spoke about the impact that the series made on his life more than 15 years ago and how its influence still resonates today, stating that it sparked his young son's interest in Greenpeace and forced Yorke to reconsider the way he looked at the natural world.

Look out the new series, Blue Planet II, on BBC in the next couple of months, and BBC America next year.

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