Today, Radiohead released a statement regarding last Saturday’s stage collapse in Toronto that killed drum tech Scott Johnson and injured three others. The band had to cancel several shows due to the tragedy and the collapse damaged the band’s stage setup and light shows.
Below is the statement issued by the band through their website:
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.
The band cancelled all shows through July 9 and will announce refund information and rescheduled tour dates soon.