Radiohead stars play UK gig

Show confirmed for May

Radiohead stars Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood are to play live in London.

The pair will play at KOKO on May 1 in a charity event for Friends of the Earth.

The gig is part of The Big Ask Live – a series of UK music events which aim to promote The Big Ask campaign, which is lobbying the Government on climate change.

For more information, visit the Friends Of The Earth website, Thebigask.com.

Thom has been involved with The Big Ask since its launch last year.

In May, the Radiohead singer made a visit to Parliament on behalf of Friends Of The Earth to campaign on climate change issues.

The singer was calling for thousands of people across the country to back the campaign to make the government responsible for reducing the UK impact on global warming.

Writing to fans online, Yorke also said the charity have asked him if he’d be willing to meet the Prime Minister.

He said: “Friends Of The Earth have asked me whether I would meet Tony Blair at Downing Street to discuss what our government is not doing about climate change. I don’t know if this will ever happen for certain. It is rattling around in the back of my mind and concerns me a lot. I have no intention of being used by spider spin doctors to make it look like we make progress when it is just words.

“I’d love to know what you think but I can’t ask. You’d say ‘Oh there he goes again interfering and meddling in politics. Why doesn’t he get on with the music and shut up? Perhaps because I feel like a hypocrite if don’t do anything, and equally feel like a hypocrite if I try getting involved.

Blair has been uttering nonsense lately about Kyoto and such, real la la stuff… looks like the American right have finally eaten his mind. Why on earth would I meet this man? Or perhaps that is exactly why I should. But i dont have powers of persuasion, i just have temper and an acid tongue.”

Radiohead are also planning UK dates to preview their forthcoming album around the same time.