[News] Radiohead Postpones Tour Dates Following Last Weekend's Stage Collapse

Following the tragic stage collapse prior to their concert in Toronto's Downsview Park last Saturday, Radiohead has released an official statement regarding the incident and how it will affect their future touring schedule. The band has announced that they will be postponing many of their upcoming tour dates in Europe, as the incident resulted in their onstage light show being destroyed. After the jump, you can take a look at their updated touring schedule, and below is the band's official statement:

Hello everyone,

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.

Whilst we all are dealing with the grief and shock ensuing from this terrible accident there are also many practical considerations to deal with & consequently we have to try and reschedule the following shows:

June
30 Roma Hippodrome Capanelle

July
1 Firenze Parco delle Cascine
3 Bologna Arena Parco Nord
4 Codroipo Villa Manin
6 Berlin Wuhlheide
7 Berlin Wuhlhedie
9 St Triphon Carriere des Andonces

We aim to announce the new dates for these shows on Wednesday 27th of June and will also supply information on how to obtain refunds on tickets  if you cannot come to the show on the new date.

We will start playing live again at Les Arenes  Nimes, Bilbao BBK festival  and Lisbon Optimus Alive festival.

We will make every effort to offer the fans the very best show possible under the circumstances

– thanks for your understanding and support."

Radiohead 2012 Tour Dates:
06/30 – Rome, IT @ Hyppodrome (Rock in Roma) ^
07/01 – Florence, IT @ Parco Delle Cascine ^
07/03 – Bologna, IT @ Arena Parco Nord ^
07/04 – Codropio, IT @ Villa Manin ^
07/06 – Berlin, DE @ Wulheide ^
07/07 – Berlin, DE @ Wulheide ^
07/09 – Canton de Vaud, CH @ Quarry of St. Triphon ^
07/10 – Nimes, FR @ Les Arenes ^
07/11 – Nimes, FR @ Les Arena ^
07/13 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live
07/15 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive!
07/25 – Taipei, TW @ Nanang Exhibition Hall
07/27-29 – Jisan, KR @ Jisan Valley Rock Festival
07/29 – Niigata, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
10/06 – Manchester, UK @ Arena
10/08 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
10/09 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
10/11 – Paris, FR @ Bercy
10/12 – Paris, FR @ Bercy
10/14 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
10/15 – Cologne, DE @ Lanxess Arena
10/16 – Strasbourg, FR @ Zenith
10/18 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
11/06 – Auckland, NZ @ Vector Arena
11/09 – Brisbane, AU @ Entertainment Centre
11/12 – Sydney, AU @ Entertainment Centre
11/13 – Sydney, AU @ Entertainment Centre
11/16 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
11/17 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena

^ = w/ Caribou