Radiohead Cancel European Dates in Wake of Toronto Tragedy
Radiohead have released a statement announcing the cancellation of seven European tour dates in the wake of the stage collapse in Toronto last weekend
that took the life of their drum tech, Scott Johnson.
Radiohead's statement reads: "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."
The canceled dates stretch from a June 30 concert in Rome to a July 9 appearance in Switzerland.
According to the CBC
(Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Ontario's Labour Ministry has launched an investigation into four of the companies involved in setting up the concert, Live Nation, Optex Staging & Services, Nasco Staffing Solutions and Ticker Tape Touring, .