Thom Yorke is gearing up to play a rare solo set at the Coachella festival in the California desert in April, but he has an important engagement to take care of before that date. The Radiohead singer has just announced that he will play “a low key solo thing” in Cambridge, England, at the Corn Exchange on Feb. 25.
The show is a benefit for the Green Party, and is being played in support of Tony Juniper, who hopes to secure a seat in Parliament. “I think he’d be a great MP as he knows a lot about dealing with the murky brown waters of politics when it comes to the environment, but has a positive energy with a healthy contempt for the way they operate,” Yorke writes on Dead Air Space.
“Now normally i wouldn’t get involved in politics like this,” he continued. “But lets face it.. it aint labour or the tories is it?!? so…and anyway he bought me a pint and twisted my arm. it’s a slippery slope i know.” Tickets for the show have, unsurprisingly, already sold out, but expect YouTube to be full of badly shot clips on Feb. 26.