Friday, September 30, 2011

[Updated] Radiohead [NOT] playing at Occupy Wall Street

From the EV Grieve inbox...

Radiohead will play a surprise show for #occupywallstreet today at four in the afternoon. Press conference at one in the afternoon.

[Updated] Radiohead management says the band isn't playing, per multiple media outlets. Per Gawker: "what might happen if Radiohead doesn't show up could be more interesting than if they did."

[Updated 3:12 from Occupy Wall Street's spokesperson] "The concert is unconfirmed. Sorry about this — I'm in the dark as much as you as to what's going on right now."

[Updated 3:44 from Occupy Wall Street's spokesperson] "I got hoaxed. Radiohead was never confirmed. Completely our fault. Apologies. The band were victims in this hoax as well."

10 comments:

glamma said...

Wow! you heard it hear first kids!!! who's cooler than EV GRIEVE!

EV Grieve said...

Ha! Thanks Glamma! Gawker was on the rumor all day... then the Occupy Wall Street folks sent out the confirmation email...I'm on their mailing list...

mrb370 said...

who's cooler? maybe the people who actually figured out that this is false: http://www.pitchfork.com/news/44168-radiohead-to-play-wall-street-protests-today/

although it would be decidedly uncool of Radiohead if they are, in fact, not going to play this show. making such an appearance would almost make it forgivable that they were selling tickets for the New York shows for $70 a pop. (almost.)

bowery boy said...

wnyc is currently reporting that this is not true.

glamma said...

well they are helping get people down there and bring attention to their cause regardless.

bowery boy said...

"well they are helping get people down there and bring attention to their cause regardless."

While I understand the sentiment, and, although this may work in the short run, life has taught me that in the long run this will hurt their cause more than it helps.

shmnyc said...

It's not their cause. It's our cause.

Anonymous said...

I hear Radiohead is playing in the mystery lot. Just sayin'

Anonymous said...

Dang I was gonna go down there and yell for them to play "Creep".

Jeremiah Moss said...

they didn't show up. we marched on City Hall instead. which is kind of the point. but the hoax did get a lot more bodies in the park.