Thom Yorke has announced a “low key” solo gig in support of the Green Party to take place at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on 25 February.
Yorke is a friend and supporter of Tony Juniper, an environmental campaigner and Green Party member who is hoping to secure a seat in Parliament as their candidate for the Cambridge constituency in this year’s UK General Election. Yorke attended the Copenhagen Summit on Climate Change with Juniper. The gig will raise the profile of Juniper while also raising funds for the Green Party. The announcement of the came today via Radiohead’s website Dead Air Space.
“I think he’d be a great MP as he knows a lot about dealing with the murky brown waters of politics when it comes to the environment, but has a positive energy with a healthy contempt for the way they operate. And wouldn’t it be nice to have someone there who is actually doing more than paying lip service to climate chnge? And maybe rip shit up a little?” – Thom Yorke
Tickets for the gig go on sale tomorrow at 12.00 noon GMT via Radiohead’s online store w.a.s.t.e. Yorke rounded off his announcement of this gig by saying “now remember it’s a local gig for local people” – perhaps a subtle Tubbs reference there for any fans of the League Of Gentlemen.