Radiohead hasn't been to Canada since their 2012 American Tour stop, when the stage collapsed and tragically killed their drum technician, Scott Johnson. This week (July 19-20), the band is returning to the city with two sold-out shows at Scotiabank Arena.
The group hasn't received much closure regarding the deadly event, as drummer Phillip Selway said in a recent interview with BBC Newsnight: "There have been no real answers…without the answers, we can't ensure that an accident like this can't happen again."
Prosecutor David McCaskill blamed the accident on a miscalculation the ro's weight. In 2017, an Ontario justice stayed 13 charges against the show’s promoter Live Nation, staging company Optex, and engineer Domenic Cugliari due to the case taking too long to move through the courts, according to a CBS broadcast that Selway appeared on this week.