Radiohead Cancel Shows After Stage Collapse
Fri, 22 Jun 2012 09:33:02
British rockers Radiohead have rescheduled dates on their current tour to give themselves time to grieve and to recover from the death of a drum technician and to replace valuable equipment damaged by a stage collapse that took place last weekend.
Tech Scott Johnson was killed prior to the band's gig in Toronto, which also damaged equipment.
R.I.P. Scott Johnson. What a shame. Perhaps Radiohead will dedicate a song or album to him.
Here is the band's statement on their canceled shows:
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...
We will make every effort to offer the fans the very best show possible under the circumstances – thanks for your understanding and support."