NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The band Radiohead has put the kibosh on rumors that they were set to appear in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, saying they weren't planning to make the scene.
The park has been occupied for the last two weeks by a band of demonstrators who are protesting what they believe to be the criminality and excesses of Wall Street.
In a message posted on Radiohead's facebook page, the band wrote: "We wish the best of luck to the protesters there, but contrary to earlier rumours, we will not be appearing today at Occupy Wall Street."
Earlier, Patrick Bruner, a spokesman for the Occupy Wall Street told the Metro that Radiohead would play a short concert in the park at 4 P.M. Subsequently, Bruner backpeddled from that claim, and now the group is claiming that they were hoaxed.
Radiohead is fresh off of two shows at Live Nation's Roseland Ballroom uptown. Tickets sold out in minutes, leaving many fans in the cold and scalpers selling tickets for upwards of $600 each.
"We know people are frustrated, more than a half a million people were attempting to purchase just a couple of thousand Radiohead tickets, most people did not end up with tickets and are understandably disappointed," said Jacqueline Peterson, a Ticketmaster spokesperson in a statement to the Huffington Post. "We are fans ourselves and we know the disappointment of not securing tickets to a highly anticipated event, this is why we work so diligently to evolve and provide ticketing solutions that help ensure that all of the tickets end up in the hands of real fans, not with scalpers." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers