Radiohead Responds To Istanbul Attack | Music News
Radiohead held a worldwide listening event on 17 June in record stores, which turned nasty when the Velvet Indieground shop in Istanbul was attacked.
20 attackers seized the store and and displayed their anger over the customers drinking during Ramadan. The customers were listening to Radiohead’s latest album, when the protestors beat up both them and the staff, with one person getting injured.
Radiohead have spoken out about the incident, “Our hearts go out to those attacked tonight at Velvet IndieGround in Istanbul. We hope that someday we will be able to look back on such acts of violent intolerance as things of the ancient past. For now, we can only offer our fans in Istanbul our love and support“.