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Radiohead Postpone Shows After Stage Collapse Destroyed Some Equipments

June 22, 2012 02:08:01 GMT

The Thom Yorke-fronted band have to postpone seven upcoming European tour dates since the Saturday, June 16 incident in Toronto destroyed some of their elaborate light show and stage set-up.


Radiohead Postpone Shows After Stage Collapse Destroyed Some Equipments
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Radiohead have postponed several dates of their European tour in the wake of the stage collapse in Toronto. In a statement released on Thursday, June 21, the British band announced that they will reschedule their shows in Italy, Germany and Switzerland which were supposed to take place from June 30 to July 9.

"Whilst we all are dealing with the grief and shock ensuing from this terrible accident there are also many practical considerations to deal with," so the statement read. Reminding that the stage collapse killed drum technician Scott Johnson and injured three other crew members, the band revealed, "The collapse also destroyed the light show."

"This show was unique and will take many weeks to replace," the five-piece rock group continued explaining. "The collapse also caused serious damage to our backline, some elements of which are decades old and therefore hard to replace."

Information on new dates for the postponed shows, and how to seek refunds for those who will be unable to attend the rescheduled shows is going to be announced on June 27. Meanwhile, Radiohead are scheduled to resume their tour on July 10 in the south of France.

Following the stage collapse that took place hours before Radiohead's concert in Toronto on Saturday, June 16 night, the Canadian Ministry of Labour has launched an investigation into four companies which are deemed responsible for the incident. They are Ticker Tape Touring LLP, Optex Staging and Services, Nasco Staffing Solutions and concert promoter Live Nation.

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posted by dlsdrd on Jun 23, 2012
Thoughts and prayers with the drum tech's family. Is this the second or third time people have died either before or during a Radiohead show? I think it was Brazil where 4 or 5 people died when the crowd rushed the stage to get 3 feet closer to the band and wound up trampling several people in the process. From interviews it was clear that the whole scene really affected the band for months following. Hope they and the rest of their operations staff hold it together so that they can wind down their tour without having to cancel or reschedule more shows--while simultaneously paying respect to their former drum technician.

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