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Radiohead puts European tour on hold after Toronto death

Radiohead is postponing its tour following a deadly stage collapse in Toronto Saturday.

The group says the collapse destroyed their light show and caused serious damage to some equipment.

Scott Johnson, 35, who worked as the band’s drum technician, was killed. Three crew members were injured.

The incident happened around 4 p.m., an hour before fans would have arrived at Downsview Park.

Seven shows in Europe will be rescheduled.

The Ministry of Labour has been called in to work with Toronto Police for the investigation.

There have been a number of stage collapses in recent years.

Six people died last August when the stage collapsed at a Sugarland concert in Indianapolis; five died in Belgium when a storm swept in and toppled the stage at the Pukkelpop Festival.

In Canada, several people were injured when the stage went down at Bluesfest in Ottawa last July and one person died and more than a dozen were injured in 2009 when a powerful windstorm caused the main stage to collapse at the Big Valley Jamboree near Camrose.

With files from The Canadian Press