Radiohead playing Haiti benefit concert Sunday at the Fonda; tickets available only via auction
Radiohead will play Sunday night at Hollywood's Henry Fonda Theatre, a last-minute show added to benefit relief efforts in Haiti. Tickets will be sold only via auction, and bidding starts at 8 p.m. Thursday (TONIGHT!). The band writes on its official website that all proceeds will benefit Oxfam.
The auction is open until 11 a.m. Saturday. The word on Radiohead's official site:
We're doing a show this Sunday (24th January) to raise funds for the relief effort in Haiti. The venue is The Music Box Theatre at The Fonda in Los Angeles, doors at 7pm. All proceeds are going to the Oxfam Haiti relief fund. We're trying to raise as much money as possible, so tickets will be sold by auction at this site from 8pm tonight until 11am Saturday (PST):
We're in the middle of recording at the moment, so you'll be catching us on the fly.... but if you're up for it, then we are too.
See you then
Members of Radiohead have been spotted around town this week. LA Weekly caught the band checking out the Hotrats at Spaceland, and a bunch of VIPs saw Thom Yorke play a DJ set at Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel. Happy bidding, and let us know if winning bidders have to pay a Ticketmaster service fee.
With a capacity of around 1,300, the Fonda offers fans a rather intimate view of Radiohead. The band typically fills multiple nights at the Hollywood Bowl, which tops off at just under 18,000.
-- Todd Martens
Photo: Los Angeles Times