November 7, 2013 - submitted by Ethan, United States of America

Q. Hi Oracle,
I heard that Chris played a secret live show in LA yesterday. How come Chris doesn't do intimate acoustic sets more often for the public to purchase tickets? I could imagine it would be a very expensive show but I would be willing to pay. All those record label execs got to see a cool show while I was sitting in my room hating life. I would give up like 4 toes to see that show.


The Oracle replies:

Blimey Ethan! There's no reason to hate life or promise toe sacrifice.
I don't know what makes you think "all those record label execs" were there. That wasn't the case.
On 5th November, Chris played at Hotel Cafe, a small music venue in L.A.
It wasn't advertised; the audience were there to see the other acts on the bill.
He was there to practice for his upcoming performance at the Michael J Fox Foundation event.
Here is a photo from the night.
Even though the venue has a no video / flash photography policy, it's hardly surprising that when something this exciting happens the policy went out of he window!
During Clocks, Chris stopped thinking he'd made a mistake and joked about hoping nobody would put it on YouTube. They did.