Radiohead postpone shows after fatal stage collapse


British rock band Radiohead have postponed a string of shows which were set to take place over the summer period due to the fatal incident which took place during the North American leg of their tour, when a stage collapse in Toronto, Canada killed one crew member and left others injured.

The band’s drummer Phil Selway issued a statement on the tragic event after the event on behalf of the band, and a collective statement from Radiohead has been released revealing that the band will postpone a few of their shows to gather their thoughts.

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
30th – Roma Hippodrome Capanelle

July
1st – Firenze Parco delle Cascine
3rd – Bologna Arena Parco Nord
4th – Codroipo Villa Manin
6th – Berlin Wuhlheide
7th – Berlin Wuhlheiee
9th – 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.

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