Radiohead To Tour South America, Skip Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:55:23
Radiohead announced a series of April 2018 tour dates that will span six music festivals all over South America. One of those dates, at the Soundhearts Festival in Buenos Aires, happens to fall on April 14, the same day as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. The English rockers are considered a heavy favorite to receive the accolade, but with a concert scheduled in Argentina for the same day, the band have decided to skip the ceremony.
Radiohead guitarist and effects unit specialist Ed O'Brien reserved a bit of skepticism for the whole Hall of Fame process, saying, "With British bands, there was a lot of hostility. It's in our DNA to be a little ambivalent with award ceremonies... It's a little bit thin on black artists and hip-hop artists. I'm just speaking as a fan of American music, I would have thought that Dr. Dre should have been in there two years ago. His name should be first on the list way ahead of Radiohead."
The group also took to Twitter to post a long-awaited update on the Downsview Park stage collapse incident, which took the life of drum technician Scott Johnson. An inquest is underway, which the band considers scant justice considering a Canadian judge already stayed the charges in a trial resulting from the tragedy.
Radiohead 2018 Tour Dates:
4/11 — Santiago, CL @ Estadio Nacional (SUE Festival)
4/14 — Buenos Aires, AR @ Tecnopolis (Soundhearts Festival)
4/17 — Lima, PR @ Estadio Nacional (Soundhearts Festival)
4/20 — Rio de Janerio, BR @ Parque Olimpico (Soundhearts Festival)
4/22 — São Paulo, BR @ Allianz Parque (Soundhearts Festival)
4/25 — Bogota, CO @ Parque 222 (Soundhearts Festival)
—The ARTISTdirect Staff