Radiohead did a Benefit Concert for Haiti
Radiohead is not leaving Haiti high and dry.
The band did some awesome deed for the earthquake-stricken country, when they performed for more than two hours Sunday at the Henry Fonda Theatre. They successfully raised more than $500,000 for Haiti earthquake relief at the special weekend concert.
The tickets were sold online, where the attracted audiences bid for the ticket’s price. Proceeds from the tickets go to Oxfam International, a group that works with developing countries. Prices went as high as $4,000 for a pair of tickets (the tickets were sold only in pairs). The closing minimum bid was $475.
Not only die-hard fans, stars also attended the concert, making it such a great thing for the good cause. Among the crowd were Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Charlize Theron, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Daniel Craig.
At the concert, Timberlake took in the show from the floor in the general admission area, singing along with the band’s hits, which included Fake Plastic Trees, Paranoid Android, Lucky and The Bends. The former lead singer of *NSync said about the band, “I love them for the same reason everyone loves Radiohead. I have been listening to them since I was 13.”
Although Radiohead are currently working on a new album, they took a break from the studio to put together the special one-time benefit show at the 1,300-seat theater, a relatively small venue for the band. Funds also were raised from the sale of limited-edition show posters, which went for $25 each. Oxfam volunteers collected cash donations dropped into green buckets at the theater’s entrance.
Two thumbs up for you guys! Great benefit concert!