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Radiohead Light Show Destroyed In Stage Collapse, Shows Cancelled

Written by Mike Hohnen on June 22, 2012

The tragedy of last week’s stage collapse prior to a Radiohead performance in Canada is yet to find an end. Following the fatality of long-time drum tech Scott Johnson, it was brought to light that the staging company is under investigation for the incident.

We have now learned that Radiohead’s unique lighting setup as well as a solid percentage of their back line was destroyed as well. The lighting rig was custom for the band’s performance and a key element to the show. According to a statement from Thom Yorke, it’s going to take weeks before the Radiohead show can get back on the road, resulting in the postponement of several shows.

The statement reads as follows:

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.

One thing’s for sure, somebody cocked their job up majorly! Stay tuned for all updates on this.

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