The Smile are back in the studio

An email blast from the band indicates the band have been working on their second album for seven weeks.

March 23, 2023
The Smile are back in the studio Alex Lake

In an email blast announcing several new summer shows, The Smile revealed to their fans that they’ve been in the studio for nearly two months, ostensibly working on their second LP. “More North American tour dates for when we are let out of the studio,” the trio of Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and Tom Skinner wrote in the subject line, later adding, “we’re deep in recording, week 7.” Stereogum first reported the news.


In January 2022, The Smile announced themselves with their debut single, “You’ll Never Work In Television Again,” a track that would later appear on their May album A Light For Attracting Attention. In December, they shared a live album recorded at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in July. View their upcoming tour dates below.

The Smile 2023 tour dates

June 21 - Mexico City, MX - National Auditorium
June 22 - Mexico City, MX - National Auditorium
June 25 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
June 29 - Miami, FL - James L. Knight Center
June 30 - St Augustine, FL - The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
July 2 - North Charleston, SC - N. Charleston Performing Arts Center
July 3 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
July 5 - Richmond, VA - The National
July 7 - Forest Hills, NY - Forest Hills Stadium
July 8 - Philadelphia, PA - Franklin Music Hall
July 10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
July 11 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
July 14 - Quebec City, QC - Festival D’été de Québec
July 15 - Laval, QC - Place Bell
July 16 - Ottawa, ON - RBC Bluesfest Festival
July 19 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre
July 20 - Chesterfield, MO - The Factory
July 21 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival

The Smile are back in the studio