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Thom Yorke to play show for Green Party

Thom Yorke is set to play a low key show for the Green Party. The show is for Tony Juniper, who’s running for Parliament in the UK.

The show is at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on the 25th of February. Support is by Pete Um. Proceeds will go the Green Party and tickets will go on sale Thursday (Feb 11) at Midday through W.A.S.T.E. As Thom puts it on 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 change? And maybe rip shit up a little?”

Here’s Thom Yorke’s full post:

Tony Juniper/ Cambridge Corn Exchange
Hey-
I’m doing a low key solo thing at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on the 25th of Feb.

It’s because a friend of mine Tony Juniper (who used to be head of Friends of the Earth and who i went to the Copenhagen Summit with) is hoping to become one of the first Green Members of Parliament in the UK.
And i wanted to help him out somehow.

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 change? And maybe rip shit up a little?

Now normally i wouldn’t get involved in politics like this… but lets face it.. it aint labour or the tories is it?!? so..
and anyway he bought me a pint and twisted my arm. it’s a slippery slope i know.

what else do i have to say? oh yes the proceeds from said event go to the Green Party of which Tony is a member.
and support will be offered by local person Pete Um.

tickets will go on sale from the waste shop tommoro at midday.

now remember it s a local gig for local people………….. err like me.
Thom

17 Comments

  • since when have they changed their design on the site?

  • today

  • And me. I live in Cambridge, and will be pressing F5 tomorrow in the hope of getting tickets straight away before they inevitably sell out!

  • so im guessing that art direction is going to be a similar art direction on their new album eh?

  • ALLOCATION SOLD OUT
    in 5 mins…

  • Thom , You’re great.

  • new design kinda looks like one of those presets over at blogger.com :->

  • Thom , You’re great.
    Can’t come around, but do the best ever.
    :*

  • cool, hope Thom manages to jet back from his latest visit to LA in time to tell us all how nasty climate change is.

  • You can still get tix from the venue

  • New Site design… something to do with LP8?

  • Hi, Firstly manage to get tickets :P
    Secondly, anyone know how I can contact Thoms agent or representative in regards to the possibility of an interview for a local student on-line newspaper?
    Any help would be great

  • Managed to get tickets…

    A minor miracle of click, click, click, click, click gasp! gogogo

    Did you?

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=332460994760

    Let me know.

  • Is anybody thinking of the carbon’s footprint of this event ? When I see that the aim of this show is to defend the “green party”, i’m just pissed off by all this hypocrisy !
    Thom is just doing like all politicians he claims to despise…

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