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Exasperated Radiohead hold a minute silence during first return to Toronto after fatal accident


Radiohead returned to Toronto to play live for the first time since the fatal accident in 2012 which resulted in the death of their drum technician Scott Johnson.

Johnson, the 33-year-old drum expert from Doncaster, was killed when the stage in Toronto’s Downsview Park collapsed hours before the band were due to play. What ensued was a long and convoluted investigation into the reason for the tragic incident.

Last night, Radiohead returned to Toronto as part of their ongoing tour. During the set, Thom Yorke took a moment to discuss the tragedy: “We wanted to do a show in Toronto, the stage collapsed, killing one of our colleagues and friends,” he said.

“The people who should be held accountable are still not being held accountable in your city. The silence is fucking deafening.”

He then asked the audience to hold a moment of silence before the band played ‘Karma Police’.