The Smile Debut “Bending Hectic”

The Smile debut new single "Bending Hectic"
The Smile debut new single "Bending Hectic"

The Smile have shared their first new music of 2023, with the single Bending Hectic.” The track follows the band’s 2022 debut album, A Light For Attracting Attention , now available via XL Recordings. The UK trio includes Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Tom Skinner.

The track was produced by Sam Petts-Davies and with strings by the London Contemporary Orchestra, the standalone single was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London earlier this year. It was first debuted by The Smile during their Montreux Jazz Festival appearance in 2022 and, while not included on the subsequent live album The Smile (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival, July 2022).

The UK trio will head out on an extensive tour of North America, the 19-date excursion on Wednesday 21 June with their first-ever performance in Mexico City. After two nights, they will then go on to the United States and Canada, marking The Smile’s debut live performances in every city they play — with the exception of New York where they’ll return to headline Forest Hills Stadium on 7 July. Following the tour, the band will return to the studio to continue working on new material.

The Smile 2023 North American tour dates:

21/06/23 – Mexico City, Mexico – National Auditorium
22/06/23 – Mexico City, Mexico – National Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
25/06/23 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater (SOLD OUT)
26/06/23 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater (SOLD OUT)
29/06/23 – Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center
30/06/23 – St Augustine, FL – The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
02/07/23 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
03/07/23 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
05/07/23 – Richmond, VA – The National (SOLD OUT)
07/07/23 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
08/07/23 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
10/07/23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
11/07/23 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
14/07/23 – Quebec City – Festival d’été de Québec
15/07/23 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
16/07/23 – Ottawa, ONT – Bluesfest Festival
19/07/23 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
20/07/23 – Chesterfield, MO – The Factory
21/07/23 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival

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