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Radiohead postpone some European tour dates after death of crew member

The band said they are dealing with the grief and shock from the accident, as well as “many practical considerations”.

Thom Yorke performing at Coachella in April
Thom Yorke performing at Coachella in April
Image: AP Photo/Chris Pizzello

RADIOHEAD HAVE CANCELLED a number of tour dates around Europe after a crew member was killed in a stage collapse before a concert scheduled for Toronto last Saturday.

The group said it will try to reschedule the shows which were due to take place between 30 June and 9 July across Italy and Germany.

In a statement on the band’s website, the group said that the massive stage collapse had destroyed the light show for the concert, which will take “many weeks” to replace.

The collapse also caused serious damage to the amps that stand behind the band on stage, some of which, the band said, were decades old and 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 shows”, the statement said.

New dates for the cancelled shows are expected to be announced on Wednesday.

Crew member Scott Johnson was killed and three others were injured when the roof over the stage collapsed shortly before the concert was due to start in Toronto.

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