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Radiohead Tour Company Under Investigation After Stage Collapse

June 20, 2012  |  2:00pm
Radiohead Tour Company Under Investigation After Stage Collapse

On Saturday, the stage Radiohead was preparing to perform on at Toronto’s Downsview Park collapsed, killing one of Radiohead’s drum technicians, Scott Thompson.

It was recently reported that four companies, including one in which members of Radiohead are prominently involved, have been asked to comply with an investigation into the incident by the Canadian government. Live Nation is also being brought under review.

Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Philip Selway, and Ed O’Brien are all on the board of Ticker Tape Touring LLP, which was ordered by Canadian Ministry of Labour spokesman Matt Blajer to participate in the investigation into the incident. The Labour Ministry will also be reviewing the blueprints of the collapsed stage.

“We’re still trying to figure out who owns what, who’s responsible for what,” said Blajer. “You’ve got lighting technicians, sound technicians, the band’s people—we’re trying to figure out who worked for whom.”

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