Radiohead Reschedule European Tour Dates After Tragic Stage Collapse

Radiohead posted on their Facebook page today [19.30 BST]:

“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 [rescheduled dates in brackets]:

June
30  Roma Hippodrome Capanelle [Sept 22nd]

July
1  Firenze Parco delle Cascine [Sept 23rd]
3  Bologna Arena Parco Nord [Sept 25th]
4  Codroipo Villa Manin [Sept 26th]
6  Berlin Wuhlheide [Sept 29th]
7  Berlin Wuhlheiee [Sept 30th]
9  St Triphon Carriere des Andonces [Sept 20th]

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.”

More info: http://www.radiohead.com/deadairspace/120621/European-Shows

Read more about the tragic stage collapse here: https://imaguitarist.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/radiohead-pay-tribute-to-scott-johnson-who-was-killed-in-the-toronto-stage-collapse/

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About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.
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