Back on Saturday a stage setup for a Radiohead performance in Toronto collapsed, leading to the death of crew member Scott Johnson and injuring three other crew members. The accident also destroyed some of the band’s equipment. Today, the group has announced the postponement of a handful of European Tour Dates and issued this statement about the situation…
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:
30 Roma Hippodrome Capanelle
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.
We can’t even imagine what the band and their crew are going through, let alone the family members of the roadies who were injured or perished. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in the horrific collapse. Look for more information on the rescheduled dates to come down next week.