The band announced a tour today, with a show in Buenos Aires on April 14—the same day the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be taking place in our hometown of Cleveland.
Radiohead will play some festival shows in South America in April 2018. For full details go here: https://t.co/ri8Ff5KEDy— Radiohead (@radiohead) November 29, 2017
A representative for the band told Consequence Of Sound “they’re not attending” the ceremony—and that seems a little unreal since most bands that are still active do not miss the Hall Of Fame induction ceremony.
The site also points out an interview with Rolling Stone where the band had basically confirmed that they wouldn’t be attending if they were nominated…
"I don't care,” Jonny Greenwood said on their nomination. “Maybe it's a cultural thing that I really don't understand. I mean, from the outside it looks like ... it's quite a self-regarding profession anyway. And anything that heightens that just makes me feel even more uncomfortable."
And Ed O’Brien agrees. "I don't want to be rude about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because for a lot of people it means something, but culturally I don't understand it. I think it might be a quintessential American thing,” O’Brien says. “It just feels non-authentic to us."
We're sure Fox News won't be too sad if they don't appear at the induction ceremony, though...
They’re nominated alongside Rage Against The Machine, Judas Priest, LL Cool J and more. Check out the full list of nominees here.
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