July 11, 2012


Radiohead Honor Drum Tech at First Post-Stage Collapse Concert

Jeff Kravitz
Jeff Kravitz

About a month after a stage collapse in Toronto killed their drum tech, Radiohead returned to the stage Tuesday night in Nimes, France, where they paid tribute to the late Scott Johnson. 

The gig, their first after scrapping a series of European tour dates to deal with the death, was special from the jump: Radiohead opened with "Lucky," which, SPIN reports, was the first time they've kicked off a gig with the Ok Computer ballad since 1998. Later, during a special third encore "dedicated to our friend Scott," Radiohead performed "Reckoner" with a screen behind them filled with photos of Johnson. The band also played Kid A instrumental "Treefingers" live for the first time.

All in all, a touching tribute to a drum tech the band had worked with for years. Watch video of Radiohead's "Treefingers" performance below.