Video of the aftermath of the Toronto stage collapse
One dead in stage collapse
It happened again and this time it took only one life. A stage collapse over the weekend in Toronto killed one stage hand a few hours before a Radiohead concert. The band says they are “shattered by the loss” of their drum tech, Scott Johnson. Johnson died when he was crushed by part of the stage that fell when the road crew was assembling the set up. There were also three injuries. All this happened at around 4 in the afternoon. The doors for the show were set to open at 5. Needless to say, the stage was wrecked and the sold-out show was canceled. Last year at the Indiana State Fair, just before Sugarland was set to perform, 7 people died when a stage collapsed due to high winds.
Chi Cheng in the hospital
Chi has pneumonia
In other depressing news, Deftones’ original bassist Chi Cheng has been moved to intensive care for pneumonia. Thankfully reports indicate that he is improving. The bassist has been in a coma-like state for nearly 4 years after he was involved in a serious car accident. He had been moved from the hospital to home care about a week ago but had to head back when the pneumonia set in. For updates and to donate to help Cheng, visit OneLoveForChi.com.
Adelitas Way added to lineup
If you didn’t hear, Friday it was announced that Adelitas Way will be opening up for Theory of a Deadman and Creed at the Illinois State Fair Grandstand August 16th. Tickets range from $25 to $35 and are available at the Grandstand box office or online at Ticketmaster.com.
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