Radiohead stage collapse

Last night, Radiohead were set to play a show at Toronto’s Downsview Park. But during the setup for their show, the stage collapsed, killing one person and injuring three others. The person who died has been identified as Scott Johnson, a drum technician for the band.

In a statement on their website, the band wrote:

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.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johnson was 33 years old, and he’d previously worked with other bands like Keane. He died after suffering a “crushing injury.” The band immediately canceled the show.

Comments (15)
  1. Not much can be said about this except that it is a serious bummer. Sad news.

  2. Johnson or Jacobson?

  3. I feel really bad for them.

  4. Scott Johnson


  5. This drink goes to Mr. Johnson, and all the other professionals that bring a band’s ideas into reality.

  6. God dammit. After last years’ epidemic of summer stage deaths you’d think safer measures would be taken. What a massive bummer.

  7. Billy Corgan is not fucking around.

  8. I wouldn’t even give Trolls the satisfaction of down-voting deliberately offensive comments on this thread. A horrible incident that shouldn’t have happened.

  9. Feeling a little needy this morning?

  10. This is becoming far too common in Canada and North America free enterprise needs to take the backseat and proper law and regulation needs to prevail.

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