Radiohead live in Toronto Update: Stage Collapses Show Cancelled
Update: The show has been cancelled.
It is with great regret to have to post about the awful events that took place today around 4:00pm. It appears from the photos that the scaffolding to the bands stage had collapsed and fell 40-60ft onto the main stage. according to multiple sources around the web, 1 person was confirmed dead with 3 others injured and 1 in critical condition. Below are a few photos.
More news on this unfortunate event to come later. If anyone has anything to add please do so in the comments.
Radiohead sent out the following message via Twitter: “Due to unforeseen circumstances tonight’s at Downsview Park tonight has been cancelled. Fans are advised not to make their way to the venue.”
Update # 2 – 6/17/2012
It’s now confirmed Radiohead drum tech Scott Johnson who was 33 years old, was killed during yesterday’s stage collapse in Toronto. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.
Radiohead’s Drummer Philip Selway posted the following message on the band’s website: ‘We have all been shattered by the loss of Scott Johnson, our friend and colleague. He was a lovely man, always positive, supportive and funny; a highly skilled and valued member of our great road crew. We will miss him very much. Our thoughts and love are with Scott’s family and all those close to him.’