Radiohead are set to reschedule seven shows following Saturday’s stage collapse in Toronto, which killed crew member Scott Johnson and injured three others. The band have had to postpone seven European shows set for the end of this month and the beginning of July, as the accident also destroyed the band’s ‘unique’ lightshow and parts of their backline setup, all of which now needs to be replaced in order for the tour to continue. The statement reads:
“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 following shows in Italy, Germany and Switzerland will be rescheduled, with new dates and refund information to be announced on June 27:
30th Rome Hippodrome Capanelle
1st Florence Parco delle Cascine
3rd Bologna Arena Parco Nord
4th Codroipo Villa Manin
6th Berlin Wuhlheide
7th Berlin Wuhlheide
9th St Triphon Carriere des Andonces
The band will pick up the tour in France at Les Arenes Nimes on the 10th July and will go on to play the Bilbao BBK and Lisbon Optimus Alive festivals.
On Wednesday it was revealed that four companies, including one run by the members of Radiohead, have been asked to comply with an investigation by the Canadian government into the stage collapse. Ticker Tape Touring LLP, which lists Johnny Greenwood, Philip Selway, Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien and Thom Yorke as board members has been identified by the Canadian Ministry of Labour as one of at least four companies involved in the collapse, the Toronto Star reported.
Toronto-based Optex Staging and Services, Nasco Staffing Solutions and concert promoter Live Nation have all been asked to comply with the investigation into the tragedy at Downsview Park.
The stage collapsed an hour before the gates opened to the public and queues were already forming outside the 40,000 capacity venue. Emergency crews were quick on the scene and the area was evacuated. The victims were all part of the team setting up equipment.