Radiohead’s Japanese Tweet Gathers Crowd At Shibuya Crossing

At 17th night, British band Radiohead’s official Twitter account tweeted “in Japanese” just with,

渋谷 ハチ公広場 金曜日 18時59分

“Shibuya Hachiko-square, Friday 18:59”

# The tweet seems removed now.

It was quickly and widely retweeted among Japanese rock fans, made them expect the band may be secretly visiting Japan, and may do live performance at Shibuya crossing, one of the busiest pedestrian crossing around the world.

The Japanese promoter agency of Radiohead, Hostess Entertainment announced that there are no plan of live performance early in the Friday morning. Although they had planned something smaller (of course no Radiohead themselves involved) in Shibuya, and the strange Japanese tweet must be for that, the company gave up running the event as it was too much buzzed with uncontrollable expectations over Twitter.

Even though they told there would be no events at the night in Shibuya, many people who might not know it visited the crossing road, made the place even busier.

Eventually, Radiohead did not show up there. It must have been a part of their new album promotion. The first single “Lotus Flower” from the album has been publicized on YouTube few hours ago.

via RO Rock [J]

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@akky is one of the first Japanese pro-bloggers [J]. He also leads Asiajin, writes a tech column on The Japan Times, consults for some foreign companies interested in Japanese web market. (please inquire to akimoto on gmail.com).