As just reported by CP24, the stage at Downsview Park has collapsed, resulting in the cancellation of this evening’s Radiohead/Caribou concert. One person was pronounced dead at the scene; three others have been sent to hospital. (Update, June 17, 2012, 2 p.m.: The Toronto Star has confirmed that the person killed in the collapse was Radiohead’s drum tech, Scott Johnson; the band’s drummer, Phil Selway, issued this statement in response.)
The concert’s promoters, LiveNation, have just issued this press release:
WITH SPECIAL GUEST
SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012
DOWNSVIEW PARK, TORONTO
DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE RADIOHEAD SHOW AT DOWNSVIEW PARK TONIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
FANS ARE ADVISED NOT TO MAKE THEIR WAY TO THE VENUE.
REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE AT POINT OF PURCHASE.
FURTHER INFORMATION IS TO FOLLOW.