Razorlight invited climate change activists Extinction Rebellion on stage during the encore of their sold-out Brixton Electric show on Saturday night.
The London show marked the end of their headline UK tour and, prior to playing the final track ‘America,’ frontman Johnny Borrell stopped and handed over proceedings to Extinction Rebellion’s Tamsin Omond and ten activists waving flags, including a giant skull banner with the words ‘Tell The Truth’.
From the stage, Johnny Borrell said: “Normally I introduce this song by saying a big fuck you to Rupert Murdoch, Fox News and Donald Trump. Sometimes I throw in Boris Johnson too. But I was thinking, regardless of which party wins a big election, the ice caps are still melting and our planet is still dying. This band worked really hard with Friends Of The Earth to pass a climate change bill through the UK parliament in 2008, a bill that has been largely ignored by successive governments, so I wanted to give the floor to some people who I think are doing incredible work. Please welcome Extinction rebellion.”
The ER activists then took over the stage and Tamsin Omond addressed the crowd. “Right now more than at any other time in history everything you do matters. If you choose to do nothing, that matters, and if you choose to act that matters too.”
Omond then asked the crowd to introduce themselves to the person next to them and pledge to fight for life on the planet.
Check out footage of the band playing ‘America’ with Extinction Rebellion activists on stage – BELOW: