20071006t201148z_01_nootr_rtridsp_2 Radiohead are to embark on a world tour in 2008, the band’s management has revealed. Speaking to Billboard, manager Bryce Edge confirmed that the band “plan to tour next year, starting in May through to probably the end of the year.”

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Edge added, "at the moment we are talking with our agents in North America and for the rest of the world, trying to get a schedule which works for the band and works financially".

Next year's string of dates will be the first since Oxford's most revered denizens ended their 2006 live theatre appearances in Amsterdam at the end of last summer. "The next set of touring will be slightly larger-scale venues", confirmed Edge. How the prospect of a major international slog will sit with the notoriously travel-weary Thom Yorke remains to be seen. "He really enjoys playing to the fans" said Edge. "It's just the process of how to do that which is the pain in the neck (for Yorke). They're not road dogs. They never have been."

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- The New York Times has a review of Bruce Springsteen's most recent show at Madison Square Garden. Read it here

- The Amy Winehouse Saga continues unabated. The troubled singer of superb sultry swing was arrested in Bergen, Norway last night and charged with the possession of cannabis. Winehouse was held overnight and released this morning having paid a £350 fine after police found 7g of the drug. Her European tour is set to continue with more dates looming across Scandanavia. She is due to hit the stage in the UK on November 14.

- Peter Gabriel has stated that he will not be rejoining Genesis. When asked the question by radio station Planet Rock, the band's original singer/flautist/headgear-pioneer had this to say: "I don't think so... I don't have any ideological objections, it's just at the time ... I had other things I wanted to do. You have to think twice about making a big time commitment to something that is backward looking".

And while we're on the subject of the former Genesis frontman, he here is with a Kate Bush, performing a version of Roy Harper's Another Day in 1979.

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