Radiohead Re-work European Tour After Tragedy
Following tragedy in Toronto this past week, Radiohead have reorganized planned European dates.
The British alternative vets announced on their website Thursday that the death of the band's drum technician amid a stage collapse has scrapped planned shows in Germany, Italy and Switzerland through July 9. Band members stated that they're still mourning the crew member's loss and must also contend with practical concerns following the disaster, as reported by the Associated Press.
The collapsing stage in Toronto's Downsview Park Saturday killed Scott Johnson as Johnson helped set up for a scheduled concert. Three other crew members were also injured. Reportedly, no fans had been close enough to be harmed.
In addition to the human casualties, the band estimates that replacing a damaged light-show rigging will take at least weeks. The statement claimed that rescheduled dates for the cancelled shows will be announced June 27.
For the time being, Radiohead have tentatively planned to resume performing July 10 in Nimes, France.