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Radiohead Cancels Tour Dates Due To Stage Disaster

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Radiohead cancels tour dates

European Radiohead fans will be disappointed to learn that the band has had to cancel seven dates overseas due to the recent stage collapse in Toronto's Downsview Park.

On top of taking the life of Drum Technician Scott Johnson, the disaster destroyed a lot of technical components to their show. A statement from Thom Yorke and the boys explained:

"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."

Here is the list of shows that are canceled, but will hopefully eventually be rescheduled:

June 30 - Roma Hippodrome Capanelle
July 1 - Firenze Parco delle Cascine
July 3 - Bologna Arena Parco Nord
July 4 - Codroipo Villa Manin
July 6 - Berlin Wuhlheide
July 7 - Berlin Wuhlhedie
July 9 - St Triphon Carriere des Andonces

If you had tickets for those shows, stay tuned to the band's website. Radiohead is hoping 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."

The statement continued to reveal that the band will re-emerge for the Les Arenes Nimes, Bilbao BBK festival and Lisbon Optimus Alive festival.

Our thoughts and prayers still go out first and foremost to the Scott Johnson's family and the others injured in the accident.

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One comment to “Radiohead Cancels Tour Dates Due To Stage Disaster”

  1. Lucy says – reply to this


    It's weird how life carries on. I don't really care about their lights. Someone died.