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Radiohead Honor Late Drum Tech at First Show Since Stage Collapse

Band plays 'Reckoner' in tribute to Scott Johnson

July 11, 2012 10:00 AM ET
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Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs at Bonnaroo.
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At their first rescheduled show following last month's fatal stage collapse in Toronto, Radiohead paid tribute to their late drum tech Scott Johnson, who was killed in the accident. Taking the stage Tuesday in Nimes, France for a third encore, the band played the In Rainbows track "Reckoner" while a screen behind the group showed images of Johnson. Leading up to the tribute, Radiohead unearthed Kid A's "Treefingers" for an unexpected live performance.

Following the stage collapse in Toronto, which left Johnson dead and three more injured, the Canadian Ministry of Labour announced they would be investigating Radiohead's touring company and Live Nation, among others, over the incident.

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