Thom Yorke's Gig to Raise Funds for Britain's Green Party

Thom Yorke, Radiohead

Stating he 'normally wouldn't get involved in politics', the Radiohead frontman explains that somehow he wants to help his friend who runs for a Green Member of Parliament in the U.K.

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is gearing up his efforts as an environmental campaigner - he's stepping into politics by playing a fundraising gig for Britain's Green Party. The singer is well known for his efforts to promote planet-friendly schemes, even arranging to reduce emissions on Radiohead's 2008 eco tour.

Now he's throwing his weight behind the U.K.'s Green Party, which promotes environmentally-friendly policies, ahead of an upcoming election in Britain this year. Yorke will play a solo concert in Cambridge, England on February 25 to support his pal Tony Juniper, who is campaigning to become a member of parliament for the Green Party.

In a post on the band's website, the singer writes, "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 is hoping to become one of the first Green Members of Parliament in the U.K. And I wanted to help him out somehow."

"Now normally I wouldn't get involved in politics like this... but lets face it... it ain't (British political parties) Labour or the Tories (Conservatives) is it?!? So... and anyway he bought me a pint and twisted my arm. It's a slippery slope I know."


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    Feb 12, 2010

    He should come meet us tomorrow then, we're hosting a green party think tank in soho

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