| |

The Smile perform livestream concerts in London, announce European tour

the smile band photo 2022

Attention Radiohead fans: are you ready to Smile? 

The Smile is a new band that includes Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood with Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, as well as Radiohead’s longtime producer Nigel Godrich. The name is taken from a poem by Ted Hughes.

“Ladies and gentlemen, we are called ‘The Smile.’ Not the smile as in ‘ahh,’ more ‘the smile’ as in, the guy who lies to you every day,” Yorke said during the band’s debut at the (virtual) 2021 Glastonbury festival.

Related: Vote for your favorite Colorado Sound songs of all time!

The Smile has just released its debut single, “You Will Never Work in Television Again” – perhaps you’ve heard in on the Colorado Sound.


The Smile London Livestream

And in a special event the weekend of Jan. 29 and 30, the band performed three concerts in 24 hours at Magazine London, in the heart of the London’s Docklands. This was the Smile’s first time performing in front of a live audience. In addition, all three concerts were streamed live. 

The band performed to a seated audience in the round, and each show was livestreamed around the world in real time. The performances included not only the live concert but also a cinematic film by director Paul Dugdale and produced by Driift.

Britain’s NME published a review of the show, which they described as “stunning.” 

A few videos have surfaced from the events, too. 



And fans, understandably, were thrilled. 



The Smile on Tour

And fans who didn’t or couldn’t attend the events or the livestream now have more chances to see the Smile live. The band has announced more live dates across Europe in 2022. 

The current EU and UK tour starts May 16 in Croatia and runs through July, winding up with five dates in Italy. In-between they also play festivals including Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain, and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. See all the dates below or on the Smile’s website


the smile tour dates europe eu 2022







Soundboard Newsletter – subscribe to get concert presale codes and other goodies every Thursday morning

Listen to the Colorado Sound – on the Front Range at 105.5 and around the world via web, app, or smart speaker

Playlist – see songs, artists, and the times they recently played on the Colorado Sound

Become a Sustaining Member – learn how you can support the Colorado Sound