Scott Johnson was Radiohead’s drum tech. The 33-year-old, from Doncaster in Yorkshire, died after the top portion of the stage fell in on him as he was setting up for the show. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, band and crew.
Apart from Radiohead, Scott also worked for bands like Keane and White Lies. Ian West, Scott Johnson’s drum teacher in Doncaster, said his former pupil toured the world with famous bands, including Radiohead and Keane, he told The Telegraph: “It was a very, very big shock. He was a great student and a great drummer. He got a lucky break and made the most of it, he never looked back. He was a fantastic guy, never down, very enthusiastic. He was very thoughtful and would do anything for you, he was spot on.
Jack Brown of White Lies said on Twitter: “Devastated to learn that the man killed in the Radiohead stage collapse was drum tech Scott Johnson. Scott worked with White Lies on a show earlier in the year as my drum tech. A very talented man and a lovely guy all round. Glad to have known him. A big loss. RIP Scott.”
Geoff Barrow of Portishead and band mate of Clive Deamer, who drums with Radiohead on this tour tweeted: “Shocking to hear the passing of crew member Scott Johnson of the radiohead tour – my thoughts and condolences are with everyone involved.”
Tim Burgess of The Charlatans said: “Our thoughts are with the family of Scott Johnson – the drum tech for Radiohead who tragically died yesterday”