Radiohead can’t give tickets away?

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According to the delightfully tacky, yet unrefined UK Sun, “egghead rockers” Radiohead got the gas face when trying to give out tickets to a recent show in France. Apparently the deal was that 50 free tickets were available to anyone who claimed them from the office of a label affiliate, XL, in Paris, but to get them you had to arrive by bicycle. Amazingly, 35 of the 50 tickets were unclaimed. I can only assume there was bad weather in Paris, because it makes no sense that a band capable of selling out a 17,000 seat arena would have trouble giving away an extra 50. The media, of course, spins it as a rejection of their environmentalist ethics, rather than simply a poorly advertised promotion. It’s hard to imagine Radiohead giving away tickets to any show in the US, and not being deluged with a critical mass wherever they wished.

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About Shelton Hull

I'm a writer/journalist with over 20 years experience covering all types of subject-matter, with a specialization in politics, music, food and dance. My work has been published in nearly 40 different magazines, newspapers, websites and zines, in addition to occasional forays into radio, TV and spoken-word. Former candidate for City Council District 14 in Jacksonville, FL (2011), and a proud member of Gator Nation.

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