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Radiohead cancellations won'taffect Australian tour,promoter confirms

Following last week’s fatal stage collapse which killed drum tech Scott Johnson and injured three others, Radiohead have been forced to cancel a number of European shows, creating speculation that their Australian tour may be affected.

The band posted a note to fans over the weekend announcing that the great majority of their shows scheduled for June and July would now be moved: “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 [shows].”

Given that Radiohead were set to play three months of solid shows in the lead up to their long-awaited return to our shores, concerns have been raised that the rescheduling of their European leg may affect the band’s forthcoming November dates in Australia.

When FL contacted tour promoter Chugg Entertainment for comment they assured us that so far the Oz tour was safe from any changes: “Following the tragic events in Toronto and the consequential damage to the production equipment, the band have had to postpone a number of their dates for the European summer. There has, however, been no mention of any cancellation of Australian dates.”

So it seems we will be spared a repeat of the 2004 cancellation and can go back to dreaming about the perfect Radiohead setlist.

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Hinee

Hinee said on the 25th Jun, 2012

"There has, however, been no mention of any cancellation of Australian dates."

For THOSE to be the words from the promoter it sounds like they're basically taking the "no news is good news" approach...

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 25th Jun, 2012

Just imagine the reaction to them canceling their Australian shows... My goodness, the carnage...

sarahanne

sarahanne said on the 25th Jun, 2012



Or rescheduling over Meredith weekend.

grattan

grattan said on the 25th Jun, 2012



Not funny. Don't even joke about that!

crob

crob said on the 25th Jun, 2012



it will make the London riots look civilized

http://11even.net/wp-content/uploads/london-riot-1.jpg

Quicky

Quicky said on the 25th Jun, 2012

Radiohead riots > Cronulla riots.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 25th Jun, 2012

What will happen in the Radiohead riots?

A bunch of hipsters will set fire to their book bags?

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 25th Jun, 2012

There would be so many surly people in Dymocks.

grattan

grattan said on the 25th Jun, 2012



I hear the next temper trap album answers this important question.

arianaelena

arianaelena said on the 25th Jun, 2012

fuck that would be so bad if they cancelled d: everyone would rage so hard

andy_chalmers_102

andy_chalmers_102 said on the 25th Jun, 2012

What will happen in the Radiohead riots?

A bunch of hipsters will set fire to their book bags?

Streets closed as twenty thousand angry protesters wobble through the city at 3 km/h on their fixed-gear bicycles.