THE GREEK THEATRE, Los Angeles - The Greek Theatre's 2019 season will conclude tonight with the second of two sold-out concerts with Thom Yorke. Yorke's "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes Tour" will also come to an end tonight as well. The tour comes in promotion of his latest record release Anima and includes longtime friend and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich on synths and other machines, and Tarik Barri creating live video projections.
Thom Yorke's fascination with dreams stems from his studies of Swedish psychoanalyst Carl Jung and most recently Matthew Walker's book "Why We Sleep." The album title Anima has many meanings and interpretations including the "feminine spirit" and in Italian, it means "soul." On Tuesday night Thom Yorke's anima filled the near 6,000 seat amphitheater in Los Feliz. Yorke becomes the physical embodiment of his music. He is the soul and the spirit of the soundscapes he creates, dancing across the stage in a dreamlike state. He is a master of creating musical atmospheres that fans can immerse themselves in and has gotten so good at it he could sing about people waiting at a bus-stop and make it sound interesting. Yorke's playful energy on stage is contagious, as fans danced into the October night filling their souls with music and good vibes.
Last night's concert featured 21 songs including 7 from Anima, two Atoms For Peace songs and the live debut of "Daily Battles." Tonight Yorke and company will return to the Greek to close out the tour. Words and photos by Mathew Tucciarone. @mathewtucciarone.