Several weeks before the band is expected to arrive in Israel, Radiohead suffered from pro-Palestinian protests during its concert in Scotland. In response, lead singer Thom Yorke cursed at them and continued his performance.
A week and a half before arriving to perform at Israel’s Yarkon Park, English rock band Radiohead continued to battle the anti-Israeli Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement. During the band’s concert in Glasgow, Scotland, several activists raised Palestinian flags, causing lead singer Thom Yorke to respond.
The demonstrators called the band to boycott their coming show in Israel. In response, Yorke cursed and continued the performance.
Over a month ago, Yorke spoke against those calling the band to cancel its Tel Aviv concert after dozens of artists led by former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters signed an open letter against the concert. “By playing in Israel you’ll be playing in a state where, UN rapporteurs say, ‘a system of apartheid has been imposed on the Palestinian people,’” the letter stated.