Thom Yorke, lead singer of Radiohead is concerned that taking the band’s new album on tour will contribute to polluting the earth.
In a recent interview with the Guardian newspaper in the U.K., Yorke said he is worried of being concerned a hypocrite if he tours, after urging governments to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by three per cent.
“The way that tours are structured now and the way it works is a ridiculous consumption of energy. I would consider refusing to tour on environmental grounds, if nothing started happening to change the way the touring operates,” he told the paper.
“I think it’s a necessary part of what I do, to tour or play live, but I find it unacceptable what the consequences of that are.
“Some of our best ever shows have been in the U.S., but there’s 80,000 people there and they’ve all been sitting in traffic jams for five or six hours with their engines running to get there, which is bollocks.”