Pathway to Paris Performances To Include Thom Yorke, Flea and Patti Smith
Radiohead's own Thom Yorke is among the billed artists to perform at December's Pathway to Paris. Also helming performances by iconic singer songwriter Patti Smith as well as Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea, the event will bring all walks of life together to discuss concerns with climate change.
Taking place at Le Trianon in Paris on Dec. 4, the event was specifically timed to overlap with the UN Climate Chance Conference, which begins on Nov. 1 and concludes on Dec. 11. The conference's ambition is to acquire an officially binding and widespread agreement on climate action from nations across the world.
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"Pathway to Paris is a collection of artists, activists, academics, musicians, politicians, innovators coming together to make our voices heard at the UN climate talks in Paris in December 2015," reads the official website.
Thom Yorke recently revealed his first gig in support of 2014's solo LP, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, in which he's scheduled to play Tokyo's Summersonic Festival on Aug. 15 as well as the Hostess Club's all-nighter. Yorke's second solo album Boxes is said to have reeled in over $20 million since its release. Charging just $6 per record, the singer released the album via Bundles, a product recently launched by BitTorrent in 2013 which permits musicians and artists to mesh paid products with free downloads, notes NME.
As Gigoam reports, BitTorrent unveiled that Tomorrow's Modern Boxes was downloaded 4.4 million times, making it the highest legally downloaded BitTorrent artist in 2014. Furthermore, Yorke has kept busy crafting an 18-day ambient soundtrack titled "Subterranea" for personal friend and Radiohead visual artist Stanley Donwood's "The Panic Office" exhibit. Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood recently detailed the band's plans to continue recording their ninth studio album, saying they've been in the swing of recording for "a couple months."