Thom Yorke to play benefit concert for Green Party in Britain

by Jonathan on February 11, 2010

Thom announced on a newly redesigned Dead Air Space that he will be performing at a Green Party benefit concert in support of Tony Juniper. Juniper is campaigning to become a member of parliament and also accompanied Yorke when he crashed the UN climate change conference in December.

Thom writes:

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.

Ticket information can be found here.



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  • New design = new CD! I am sure of it.

  • laurel

    haha. exactly what i thought 😮
    cant wait.

  • David Holland

    I represent a local environmentaly friendly student newspaper in cambridge, anyone know who Thom’s agent is so that I can discuss the possibility of a promotianal interview?
    Many thanks

  • redrumPole

    again. Thom, European tour, pleeeaaaseee! 🙂

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