Thom Yorke Details Live Broadcast for Age of Stupid
Published Sep 16, 2009As Radiohead fans may know, Thom Yorke is planning a live broadcast of the song "Reckoner" on September 21 to follow the global premiere of a new film about climate change called Age of Stupid. Now, Yorke has gone to the band's official website to post all the details of what exactly will go down.
Yorke says the live performance of the track from the 2007 Radiohead album, In Rainbows, will take place from an undisclosed location immediately following the broadcast of the documentary/animated film, which is playing simultaneously in theatres worldwide. In fact, the film is set to screen on over 450 screens in 45-plus countries, with more locations being added every day.
Yorke posted the following on Radiohead's website:
There is a film that is getting a lot of attention called Aged of Stupid [sic]. I've seen it and it stays with you - especially in light of the Copenhagen summit coming up in December where our glorious leaders must decide how we structure our plans to tackle climate change. The global premier of it will happen on the 21st of September or 22nd depending on your time zone. There are cinemas participating in over 50 countries - if you want to be part of it, you can buy a ticket for the one nearest to you by going to the age of stupid website. After the screening, there will be a live discussion thing via global satellite link up and after that I will be playing "Reckoner" live from an undisclosed location.
By the way, how odd is it that Yorke gets the title of the film wrong?
In other Radiohead news, drummer Phil Selway has announced more details about his solo album.