Radiohead have announced that fans who purchase tickets for their gig at the MEN Arena on 6th October 2012 can choose the price they pay from the various options available to them through the Ticketmaster website.
“We have a great partnership with Ticketmaster”, said one of the ones in the band who isn’t Thom Yorke.
“Our fans will literally be able to choose any price that they are willing to pay for their ticket. As long as that price is either £47.50 or £65.00 of course. Oh, and you’ll obviously have to pay a £3.75 booking fee, £2.50 handling fee, £1.95 Greenpeace donation, £4.00 electricty surcharge and 5% stamp duty.”
“But the gig will undoubtably be a sell out, so we suggest fans buy a few more tickets than they need and flog the rest on eBay.”
“This will give some fans the choice of paying hundreds for a ticket, which is good”, added Not Yorke.
The band have confirmed that they won’t be playing any proper songs from their first three albums at the gig and will instead perform random beeps and noises from the 19 albums they have released since 2000 which no one can remember the names of.
Lead singer and dictaphonist Yorke is known to have become highly sceptical of choruses and tunes since catching himself enjoying a Weezer gig in 1999.
The innovative dial-up modem tribute act are known for finding alternative methods to touring and releasing albums.
Their 2006 album Bleep Test was not given an online or store release with the band instead opting to attach copies in vinyl format to the back of endangered ospreys before releasing them in to the wild from a lighthouse on the isle of Guernsey.
The stunt was a PR disaster after most of the birds flopped in to the sea. Thom Yorke subsequently recorded solo album Splashdown in tribute to the dead birds using nothing but a fax machine.
Support for the three-date UK tour has been confirmed as a sad child holding a solitary Homebase energy-saving R63 8 watt edison screw lightbulb.