Radiohead postpone tour dates in wake of Toronto stage collapse

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Radiohead have been laying pretty low since last weekend’s stage collapse in Toronto that killed drum tech Scott Johnson and injured three others. But the band released a statement earlier today announcing that they would be postponing a handful of upcoming tour dates, though the reason has less to do with the ongoing investigation regarding the accident and more to do with the fact that their light show has been compromised.

“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 band wrote in a statement. “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.”

The band postponed a total of seven shows in Italy, Germany, and Switzerland. The band hopes to have new dates and information regarding those shows by June 27. Read the entirety of the statement below.

STATEMENT FROM RADIOHEAD
 
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.

Read more on EW.com:
Radiohead drum technician identified as stage collapse victim
Radiohead stage collapse kills one, injures three before Toronto show
Radiohead stage collapse: Keane pay tribute to late drum technician
 

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