June 17, 2008 04:10:25 GMT
The alternative rock band's eco-friendly promo by giving away free tickets for their concert in Paris didn't get a great appreciation by the fans there.
Radiohead's eco friendly invitation doesn't get a great welcome in French, despite their attempt on giving free tickets for their recent gig at the Bercy Arena in Paris earlier this week. The band, who promises 50 free tickets to fans that are willing to get it at their label, XL's office by using bicycle, felt devastated in the end as there were about 35 tickets left uncollected.
The rockers who are known for their commitment on environmental care, have actually set to promote their eco-friendly program on their tour. "Radiohead are using their current world tour to highlight their commitment to green issues," said a source to The Sun.
One of the plans the band use is by giving free tickets for those who care about their environment, just like what they did for their gig in Paris. Explaining the band's plan, the source said, "They advise all gig-goers to use public transport and are doing all they can to make their carbon footprint as small as possible."
Unfortunately, it seems that the band's fans in France don't really dig the bicycle idea. Confirming it to the media, the source stated, "Unfortunately the French didn't appear to share their noble intentions and roundly ignored the free ticket tactic."