Friends of the Earth have announced that Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood are to play a gig at Koko on 1st May. Apart from their tree-hugging credentials, why are Friends of the Earth making this announcement? Well, the Radiohead boys are playing the gig as part of The Big Ask Live, "a series of UK music events to promote The Big Ask campaign, which calls on the Government to take action to combat climate change." The gigs are a way of drawing attention to Friends of the Earth's call for the introduction of new climate change laws which would force the government to cut emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, by 3 per cent every year.For the Radiohead obsessives, and those of you who are just interested in seeing that endangered species, an articulate, political rock musician, the site features a video showing an interview with the Radiohead front man. If that isn't enough multimedia for you, you can get a sneak preview of a cinema ad supporting The Big Ask campaign. Further details on how to get tickets for the special gig will be posted up on the FOE website, so keep 'em peeled.From Radiohead to Radiohead Lite now, and Coldplay are playing a gig at Abbey Road Studios next Monday, so they can bore Radio 2 listeners. Insomnia sufferers can try to win tickets to the gig by visiting the official Coldplay website.
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Last Updated 09 February 2006