Radiohead Reschedule Postponed Tour Dates After Stage Collapse Tragedy
Radiohead have suffered a set back after the tragic stage collapse incident that claimed the life of their friend and drum tech earlier this month in Toronto. The U.K. band was forced to postpone several European tour dates that immediately followed the June 16 show, but have now announced the rescheduled itinerary.
Radiohead pulled out of shows in multiple cities across Italy, Germany and Switzerland starting this Saturday (June 30). Fans hoping to see them live will have to wait an additional three months or receive a refund for their ticket. The new leg of the tour will start on September 20 in Vaud, Switzerland and end 10 days later in Berlin, and it will feature Caribou as the opening act. See the new dates below.
Radiohead are still mourning the loss of their companion Scott Johnson, who was killed when the stage at their Toronto, Canada show collapsed and injured three others. The incident has prompted many concert promoter veterans to speak out and criticize the way the industry handles stage safety precautions.
“You need to go to steel,” said longtime Rod Stewart production manager Lars Brogaard. “The shows nowadays are getting heavier and heavier with the lighting and the video screens. These aluminum roofs, they can’t take the weight.”
2012 Radiohead Rescheduled Tour Dates:
9/20 – Canton de Vaud, Switzerland | Quarry of St. Triphon
9/22 – Rome, Italy | Hyppodrome (Rock in Roma)
9/23 – Florence, Italy | Parco Delle Cascine
9/25 – Bologna, Italy | Arena Parco Nord
9/26 – Codropio, Italy | Villa Manin
9/29 – Berlin, Germany | Wuhlheide
9/30 – Berlin, Germany | Wuhlheide