Fatal Stage Collapse At Radiohead Concert
Fatal Stage Collapse At Radiohead Concert, One person is killed and three others are injured during an accident before the show. A concert by the British rock band Radiohead was canceled after a section of the stage collapsed during sound checks and rehearsals before the show on Saturday, killing one person and injuring three others, police said.
The band was not on stage at the time, police said, and members of the group were not believed to have been involved in the accident, which occurred at about 4 p.m. local time at Downsview Park, about 5 miles north of downtown Toronto.
A Canadian musician named Dan Snaith, who performs under the name Caribou, had been set to open for Radiohead on Saturday, according to his website, but there was no word on whether he was on stage when the mishap occurred.
Representatives for the concert’s promotion company, Live Nation, were not immediately available for comment. Downsview Park officials had no comment on the incident except to confirm that the Radiohead concert had been canceled as a result.
Toronto police spokesman Sergeant Tim Burrows told Reuters that about 20 people were in the direct vicinity of the stage, conducting rehearsals and sound checks, when it gave way.
A police statement issued on Twitter said one man in his 30s was pronounced dead at the scene and a 45-year-old man was taken to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening head injury. It said two other males suffered less serious injuries. (Reuters)