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Radiohead set to perform in Taipei later this year

Staff Writer, with CNA

British rock band Radiohead will make its debut performance in Taiwan on July 25, with tickets to the concert going on sale on Monday, according to the concert’s organizer.

Tickets to the concert at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall will be priced at NT$4,000 (US$130) for Zone A and NT$2,500 for Zone B, according to Very Aspect Entertainment Co, lower than many expected.

Web searches show that for one of the band’s scheduled concerts in Miami, Florida, tickets cost more than US$294 for sections close to the stage.

Since 2000, more than 10,000 fans have petitioned for the band to perform in Taiwan. When it was learned Radiohead would be coming, rumors circulated online that tickets could go for as much as NT$10,000.

The English band has recorded seven studio albums and sold more than 30 million records worldwide. Past albums, including OK Computer, Kid A, Amnesiac, Hail to the Thief and In Rainbows topped the charts in Britain.

In 2007, the group released In Rainbows on the Internet using a revolutionary commercial model that allowed buyers to pay whatever they saw fit.

Singer-songwriter Thom Yorke is known as an environmental activist and a supporter of anti-war movements. He has also spoken out in support of human rights and individual freedoms in Tibet.

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