Radiohead postpone European shows; if your culture is known for its elaborate hand gestures, this concerns you

Radiohead postpone European shows; if your culture is known for its elaborate hand gestures, this concerns you

As musicians, that’s the risk of achieving global popularity; when your personalized stage set-up tragically fails, the people who worked on the construction for said stage ultimately just look at each other and say, “Well, shit. What do we now?” Presumably the crew touring with Radiohead are a lot more professional than that, but that doesn’t mean that recent events haven’t come with a few, non-emotional hurdles.

Due to damage sustained as a result of the stage collapse in Toronto, Radiohead are postponing seven of their scheduled European shows. Here’s an excerpt from the statement on their website:

As you will probably have heard the roof over the stage collapsed at our show in Toronto killing crew member Scott Johnson and injuring three other crew members. The collapse also destroyed the light show – this show was unique and will take many weeks to replace. The collapse also caused serious damage to our backline, some elements of which are decades old and therefore hard to replace.

Check out the postponed dates below, and keep an eye on Radiohead’s website June 27, when they’re expected to announce replacement dates.

No longer dates:

06.30.12 - Rome, Italy - Hippodrome Capanelle
07.01.12 - Florence, Italy - Parco delle Cascine
07.03.12 - Bologna, Italy - Arena Parco Nord
07.04.12 - Codroipo, Italy - Villa Manin
07.06.12 - Berlin, Germany - Wuhlheide
07.07.12 - Berlin, Germany - Wuhlheide
07.09.12 - Saint-Triphon, Switzerland - Carriere des Andonces

• Radiohead: http://radiohead.com

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