We found shockingly cheap tickets to see Thom Yorke and The Smile on tour

Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood performed with their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Radiohead steadily from 1985 through 2021.

Sure, there were a few side projects here and there — who can forget Yorke’s work with Atoms for Peace or Greenwood’s menacing “There Will Be Blood score — but it seemed like a good bet they’d always return to the band that made their name.

Things changed in 2022 when the pair joined forces with drummer Tom Skinner to form The Smile.

A slick record called “A Light For Attracting Attention” and a tour quickly followed.

Now, a year later, their new band has become a fixture on the indie rock touring scene as they reach the final leg of their second nationwide trek in as many years, which includes a stop at Queens, NY’s Forest Hills Stadium on Friday, July 7.

And if you want to see the group perform their indefinable brand of atmospheric, anthemic jazz-rock fusion live, you can catch them for cheap this summer.

How cheap?

Well, at the time of publication, we found last-minute tickets going for as low as $14 before fees on Vivid Seats.

We know. We couldn’t believe it either.

Honestly, those prices make us…smile.

Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves.

Want to see how much it costs to catch the band that’s definitely not Radiohead at the show nearest you?

Keep scrolling.

We’ve got everything you need to know and more about the remaining dates on The Smile’s 2023 tour below.

All prices listed listed above are subject to fluctuation.

The Smile 2023 tour schedule

A complete calendar including all tour dates, venues and links to the cheapest tickets available can be found below.

The Smile tour dates Ticket prices
start at
June 29 at the James Knight Center in Miami, FL $23
June 30 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, FL $27
July 2 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, SC $14
July 3 at the Harrahs Cherokee Center in Asheville, NC $82
July 5 at The National in Richmond, VA $127
July 7 at the Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY $43
July 8 at the Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia, PA $91
July 10 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA $58
July 11 at the Agora Theatre in Cleveland, OH $118
July 15 at Place Bell in Laval, QC, CA $21
July 6-16 at the Ottawa Bluesfest in Ottawa, ON, CA $64
July 19 at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland in Kansas City, MO $73
July 20 at The Factory in Chesterfield, MO $53
July 21-23 at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL $174

(Note: The New York Post confirmed all above prices at the publication time. All prices are in US dollars, subject to fluctuation and include additional fees at checkout.)

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Ottawa BluesFest 2023

Midway through the run, The Smile will lend their talents to the 11-day (!) fest at LeBreton Flats Park in Ottawa, ON, CA.

Over the course of the long fest, audiences will be treated to performances from stars Shania Twain, Weezer, Robert Plant with Alison Krauss, Foo Fighters, Ludacris and many more.

If the Ottawa BluesFest sounds like the fest for you, we recommend scooping up passes here.

Pitchfork Music Festival 2023

The band’s tour comes to a close at Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival on July 21-23.

They’ll play with icons like Bon Iver, Big Thief, JPEGMAFIA, King Krule, Killer Mike and dozens of others over the three-day weekend at Grant Park.

You can grab tickets for the musical extravaganza right here, right now.

The Smile set list

Sadly, it doesn’t look like The Smile plays any Radiohead tracks on their tour.

If you end up attending a concert, here’s what you’ll likely hear based on records at Set List FM.

01.) “The Same”

02.) “Thin Thing”

03.) “The Opposite”

04.) “Speech Bubbles”

05.) “A Hairdryer”

06.) “Waving a White Flag”

07.) “Colours Fly”

08.) “We Don’t Know What Tomorrow Brings”

09.) “Under Our Pillows”

10.) “Free in the Knowledge”

11.) “Skrting on the Surface”

12.) “Read the Room”

13.) “Pana-Vision”

14.) “The Smoke”

15.) “You Will Never Work in Television Again”


16.) “Open the Floodgates”

17.) “People on Balconies”

18.) “Feeling Pulled Apart by Horses” (Thom Yorke song)

19.) “Bending Hectic”

Huge indie rock tours in 2023

Time to bust out the skinny jeans and horn-rimmed glasses.

The Smile aren’t the only indie acts taking their underground hits to venues all over North America this year.

Here are just five of our favorite indie acts on tour that you won’t want to miss in the next few months.

• Death Cab for Cutie with The Postal Service

• The National

• Weezer with Modest Mouse, Spoon and more

• Beck with Phoenix

• Arctic Monkeys

Plus, LCD Soundsystem, boygenius and Steve Lacy are conducting a nationwide festival tour that you may want to keep an eye on as well if you want to maintain your indie cred.

Still want more? We knew you would.

If that’s the case, check out our list of the 52 biggest concert tours in 2023 here.

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