Ra­dio­head plan 2018 tour

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Ra­dio­head are plan­ning to hit the road in 2018. The ‘Creep’ hit­mak­ers will go on a “lit­tle tour” next year but af­ter that they don’t have any fur­ther plans to team up again and will con­cen­trate on solo projects. Speak­ing to the BBC at the TRNSMT fes­ti­val, gui­tarist Ed O’Brien said: “We’ll hang up our Ra­dio­heads. It’s time for ev­ery­one to go off and do their own thing for a bit.” The group are cur­rently tour­ing their 2016 al­bum ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ and will con­clude their lat­est run of gigs with a per­for­mance at Ha­yarkon Park in Tel Aviv, Is­rael on July 19. How­ever, the show is some­what con­tro­ver­sial and sev­eral celebri­ties, in­clud­ing Roger Wa­ters, have signed a let­ter with Artists for Pales­tine UK to ask the group to re­con­sider the per­for­mance in a coun­try “where a sys­tem of apartheid has been im­posed on the Pales­tine peo­ple”. The let­ter reads: “I’m ask­ing you not to per­form in Is­rael, Pales­tini­ans have ap­pealed to you to take one small step to help pres­sure Is­rael to end its vi­o­la­tion of ba­sic rights and in­ter­na­tional law. Since Ra­dio­head cam­paigns for free­dom to the Ti­betans, we’re won­der­ing why you’d turn down a re­quest to stand up for an­other peo­ple un­der for­eign oc­cu­pa­tion. “Surely if mak­ing a stand against the pol­i­tics of divi­sion, of dis­crim­i­na­tion and of hate means any­thing at all, it means stand­ing against it ev­ery­where - and that has to in­clude what hap­pens to Pales­tini­ans ev­ery day.” Ra­dio­head’s gui­tarist Jonny Green­wood has links to Is­rael as he is mar­ried to Is­raeli artist Sharon Katan. The Weeknd closed this year’s Wire­less Fes­ti­val in Lon­don with a bang as fire­works ex­ploded from the stage while he belted out his pop­u­lar track ‘The Hills’.

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