4 Comments

  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    still don't know why they don't want to held a concert in my country. Many gossip said that they are against Indonesia nature environment policy but I don't know. Since OK computer I'm just confuse and never following their music again

  2. inkybrown
    inkybrown ·

    @hervinsyah If you like their music, you should listen. If you don't like it, don't listen. But don't protest their music just because they haven't toured your country. I don't think it has to do with politics. They play large venues (15,000+). In Asia, usually they only go to Japan, where they have a huge fanbase. In 2012 they also went to Korea. When they go to Asia, it is usually for big rock festivals. Forgive my ignorance, but does Indonesia have a rock concert arena that would hold over 15,000 people or would that many people go to a Radiohead concert? You also have to think of the cost of transporting many tons of equipment (musical, stage, and lights) overseas. It makes sense to go to Australia, or Japan, where they do multiple shows in different cities. But to fly all those things to an island for one show does not make sense financially. It is a business operation. For instance, they have a tremendous fanbase in South America, but haven't been there since 2009. They could easily sell out tens of thousands of tickets, but they don't have equipment located there, so the logistics and cost of forming a new tour there are very difficult. They most frequently tour Europe and North America because they have sets of touring equipment in those places.

  3. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    haha, I'm not protest, just told the gossip that told by their die hard fans in Indonesia couple years ago when they want to make an online petition to ask radiohead playing in Indonesia. One of the gossip beside their expensive concert production cost was their against evil company who destroy natural resource in Indonesia. It's just a rumour, I don't know right or wrong. Me myself last time listening to OK Computer, after that I don't understand them and don't want to act I'm understand. I think honesty is the best way to appreciating music. haha sorry I'm writing too much and you're such a lucky to photograph big british band concert

  4. inkybrown
    inkybrown ·

    No problem! I think if they were against evil companies, they wouldn't even play in their own country England. ;)