Radiohead will play their only European date of 1998 in Paris this December at the biggest human rights concert this decade. The gig, which also features Alanis Morissette, Asian Dub Foundation and Peter Gabriel, will raise money for Amnesty International.
It will take place on December 10, the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights. The event is sponsored by the Body Shop and will celebrate the “courage of thousands of human rights defenders around the world”.
A statement issued by Radiohead said: “We hope that this is an effective way to support Amnesty International in their positive work to promote the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights. Without the work of organisations like Amnesty International, the Universal Declaration would be mere rhetoric.
“We hope that future anniversaries will mark the full international implementation of the Universal Declaration and a truly effective UN General Assembly which can make all of the Declaration’s articles a reality.”
The event takes place at Bercy Stadium, Paris. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Wednesday, October 7) either from the venue box office, 00 33 1 44 68 44 68 (dialling from UK), or from International Concert Travel on 01733 571616.