Radiohead are still recovering from the tragedy that occurred hours before their gig last Saturday at Downsview Park in Toronto. The collapse of part of the stage killed one of their crew members (Scott Johnson, the drum technician), injured three other, and destroyed their light equipment (especially designed for the tour) and part of their backline. A tough blow, not only mentally, but also materially.
That's why the band decided to cancel the concerts scheduled for the next two weeks Rome (30th June), Florence (1st July), Bologna (3rd July), Codroipo (4th July), Berlin (6th and 7th July), and St- Triphon (9th July). All those shows will be rescheduled.
According to the press release (see below), the Oxford boys will pick up at Les Arenes in Nimes, the Bilbao BBK festival, and Lisbon Optimus Alive.
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:
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."