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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

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How about I just give them the money and skip the mind numming babble from Yorke and friends.

Yeah I agree - just give them money -- and make sure no funds are used for Thom Yorke and the Radioheadjobs to buy a big mirror to gaze at themsleves intimately. Talk about overrated...yuppies will buy into anything!

And - to hear this guy DJ is even worse. His tastes in d+b, prog house and tech step is a lacklustre foray into the 1990's; a decade he is wandering through (badly) now...the only thing Yorke does well is to let you adore him.
Stop that.

Mind numming?

How about save that money of yours and go to grammar school instead, DWHarper?

it states on the ticketmaster site that the auction price does not include "delivery and processing fee." I am not sure what the delivery fee could be since ALL tickets are at will call. I find this completely irritating that they would do this.

However you feel about their music, at least these guys are trying to do SOMETHING to aid the relief efforts.

Consider that many (if not most) of the people that are gonna pay for tickets to the show weren't going donate a nickel to Haiti, if not for this.

Radiohead is a very very good band so haters stop hating. I hope we get some good film on Utube out of this that I can view on Monday. PS new songs please.

If you don't like Radiohead, either you don't know or don't understand them.

And I hardly think Radiohead should be bashed for thinking highly of themselves. Have you heard any hip-hop? I'm rich, I'm a baller, I sell records, Your girl loves me, etc.? Have you heard of Paris Hilton? Kanye West? Jack Nicholson? Plenty of people in Hollywood love themselves, so what, as long as they aren't mean like Kanye, and they aren't talentless like Paris, so what?

Maybe Radiohead does feel worthy, but rightfully so. I would too if I were as talented.

Just so you know, Ticketmaster IS tacking on an order processing fee of $4.50.

Tasteless if you ask me.


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