Radiohead’s Stage Collapses in Toronto
As you may remember, last year there was sort of an epidemic with collapsing stages. Festivals such as Pukkelpop and the Indiana State Fair felt the gloom over their shoulders, as quite a few lives were taken due to these tragedies.
Well, it looks like the unfortunate epidemic continues into this year. The stage at Downsview Park in Toronto, Canada has collapsed, killing one person and injuring three others. Radiohead were set to play there later tonight, but they’ve since cancelled the gig, citing “unforeseen circumstances.” This was the last show of Radiohead’s current trek of North America.
More on this story as it unfolds. Thanks to Consequence of Sound for the photo and story.
UPDATE (6:46 P.M. EST): The collapse occurred while the stage was being erected. Weather was not a factor.
As of June 18th, CNN reports that Radiohead’s drum tech was killed in the stage collapse. A statement from Radiohead goes on to say “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”