RADIOHEAD BACK PIRACY LAWS

Fans of Radiohead who are looking forward for their next show might find it interesting to know that the English rock band has expressed opposition to the proposed laws regarding piracy in the US Senate.

The two bills, namely, the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and the PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act) were recently put forward in the US Senate by Rep. Lamar Smith and Senator Patrick Leahy respectively.
The bills aim to curb online piracy of copyrighted intellectual property. However, these bills were met with widespread criticism worldwide from proponents who believe that these bills could ultimately lead to internet censorship.

Although these bills are trying to keep in mind the interest of the entertainers, many musicians have stepped forward and openly demonstrated their stance against these proposals. Radiohead has even gone forward and created a "Stop PIPA" link at their website that will allow their fans voice disapproval against the aforementioned bill.

Recently the band has also announced its schedule regarding the dates of their forthcoming shows. Radiohead is supposed to perform in Seattle on April 9th, San Jose on April 11th and Santa Barbara on April 12th. The band is also going to perform in Mexico City for two nights on April 17th and 18th. Tickets for these shows are still available. However, the band’s concert scheduled on March 15 in Glendale, Arizona, has been already sold out.

It seems that at present there are no plans in the Radiohead itinerary to perform in Las Vegas. This also means that they won’t be making an appearance at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival that is scheduled in April. Radiohead has previously played twice in Las Vegas. They made an appearance on October 1993 at the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts where they were opening for another British band Tears for Fears. Radiohead also opened for Soul Asylum on October 1995 at the old Joint.