Radiohead Accident: Stage collapsed Before Radiohead Toronto Concert
June 17, 2012 by cd
Radiohead Accident: British band cancelled their Toronto concert after the stage accidentally collapsed leaving 1 person dead.
Radiohead is supposed to stage a concert at the Downsview Park in Toronto on Saturday, June 16, but it was cancelled after the stage collapsed less than 4 hours before the show.
According to a report by THR, at least 3 were injured and 1 dead after the accident.
An official statement regarding the cancellation of concert was posted on the band’s website:
“Due to unforeseen circumstances tonight’s at Downsview Park tonight has been cancelled. Fans are advised not to make their way to the venue. Refunds will be made at point of purchase. Further information is to follow.”
A stage technician was killed and at least three people were seriously injured after a stage collapsed at Toronto’s Downsview Park just hours before Radiohead was to take the stage, according to a CBC report.
Emergency crews were first called in around 4 p.m. ET, with as many as five ambulances, two police cars and a firetruck arriving at the scene.
The gates had been scheduled to open at 5 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. showtime, and thousands were already lined up when representatives from Live Nation, the concert’s producers, announced the show had been canceled.