All you have to do is donate to charity
Actor Ed Norton is offering fans the chance to go backstage at a Radiohead gig and meet the band in exchange for a charity donation.
Norton has teamed up with Crowdrise to help raise funds for Conservation International and Kenya’s Maasai Wilderness Conservations Trust.
All fans have to do is donate $10 to enter a competition for the prize of seeing Radiohead at New York’s Madison Square Garden on July 26. Multiple entries are permitted.
As well as gig tickets and the chance to meet the band, the prize also includes an opportunity to hang out at the gig with Norton, plus a signed limited-edition vinyl box set of the group’s ninth album, ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’.
A statement on the Crowdrise website reads: “We’ll fly you and a friend to NYC, put you up in a hotel, send you to the show and backstage with Edward & his friends to meet the band. And you’ll get Radiohead’s new album in limited edition vinyl box set, signed by the band.”
The money donated will help provide “financial support, technical expertise and strategic experience to MWCT’s groundbreaking efforts to help traditional communities build sustainable economic opportunities through the conservation of critical ecosystems”.
The competition ends on Thursday (July 21).
As part of the series of vignettes that have accompanied the release of ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’, the five-piece are asking fans to submit their own visual countributions to the project. A number of short clips have already been directed by the likes of Richard Ayoade, Ben Wheatley and Adam Buxton, and now Radiohead fans are being encouraged to get creative.
Posting on their Instagram over the weekend, the band have also released a one-minute-long string version of the album’s second single, ‘Daydreaming’, which will serve as the soundtrack for the winner of the fan-made video competition. Once all of the entries are in, Radiohead will pick the winner and post it to their official site.