News: Thom Yorke Uses Radiohead Lyrics in His Response to the U.S. Election

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After discovering the results of the U.S. Presidential election late last night, Radiohead’s frontman Thom Yorke took to Twitter to issue a statement about President-Elect Donald Trump’s surprising victory. True to form, Yorke turned to the “universal language” to express his feelings about the election results, citing lyrics from his band’s 2016 album, A Moon Shaped Pool.

Unsurprisingly, Yorke borrowed lyrics from the album’s lead single, fittingly titled “Burn the Witch,” to voice his reaction to the electroal upset witnessed last night. As keenly exhibited here, sometimes in life when something is seemingly inexplicable, music is the best way to articulate the situation. Radiohead is one of my favorite bands of all time, so after reading this crafty political message, the internal radio in my brain automatically turned on another applicable Radiohead song from 2007’s, In Rainbows Disk 2.

Politics aside, Radiohead recently announced several European destinations for a tour next summer, including the headlining slot at Glastonbury 2017. This follows a completely sold out Global 2016 Tour, which featured two nights at Madison Square Garden, the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and Osheaga Music & Arts Festival in Montreal.  Find each tour date below, and more information about tickets at this link.

June 7 – Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
June 9 – Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden
June 11 – Northside Festival, Denmark
June 14 – Visarno Arena, Parco delle Cascine, Florence, Italy
June 16 – I-Days Festival 2017, Parco di Monza, Milan, Italy
June 18 – Best Kept Secret Festival, Holland
June 20 – 3 Arena, Dublin, Ireland
June 23 – Glastonbury Festival, UK
June 28 – Open’er Festival, Gdynia, Poland
June 30 – Rock Werchter, Belgium
July 2 – Main Square Festival, Arras, France
July 4 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
July 5 – Manchester Arena, Manchester

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