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Published: 2012/06/21

Radiohead Postpones Shows, Releases Statement Regarding Deadly Stage Collapse in Toronto

Picture via @amandabickle Twitter

Radiohead have just released a statement regarding the recent stage collapse that took the life of drum technician Scott Johnson prior to the group’s performance at Downsview Park in Toronto, Canada. As a result of the damage to Radiohead’s stage setup in the collapse, the group has been forced to reschedule a series of tour dates.

The statement reads:

Hello everyone,
As you will probably have heard the roof over the stage collapsed at our show in Toronto killing crew member Scott Johnson and injuring three other crew members. The collapse also destroyed the light show – this show was unique and will take many weeks to replace. The collapse also caused serious damage to our backline, some elements of which are decades old and therefore hard to replace.

Whilst we all are dealing with the grief and shock ensuing from this terrible accident there are also many practical considerations to deal with & consequently we have to try and reschedule the following shows:

June
30 Roma Hippodrome Capanelle

July
1 Firenze Parco delle Cascine
3 Bologna Arena Parco Nord
4 Codroipo Villa Manin
6 Berlin Wuhlheide
7 Berlin Wuhlhedie
9 St Triphon Carriere des Andonces

We aim to announce the new dates for these shows on Wednesday 27th of June and will also supply information on how to obtain refunds on tickets if you cannot come to the show on the new date.

We will start playing live again at Les Arenes Nimes, Bilbao BBK festival and Lisbon Optimus Alive festival.

We will make every effort to offer the fans the very best show possible under the circumstances – thanks for your understanding and support.

Comments

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drasticjasper June 21, 2012, 15:31:59

The light show at Bonaroo was truly amazing but I remember thinking at the time it was sorta scary having all those heavy moving square screens hanging directly over the band…makes me wonder if all that weight added to an already heavy set of trusses and lighting was a recipe for disaster…

kevin p. June 21, 2012, 17:21:10

Interesting observation…hmmm seriously…so sad, tho.

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