TDEP cancels remaining European dates due to bus accident

Posted by AP on 14/02/17

The Dillinger Escape Plan have scrapped the remainder of their European farewell tour, which was to run until March 05th, following a bus accident that saw their broken-down tourbus rear-ended by an 18-wheeler on the Polish highway.

Although 13 people were injured, including band members and crew, none of the injuries are critical, as the bus’s trailer containing all of the band’s gear seems to have absorbed the brunt of the impact. However, all of the gear was destroyed as a result.

A video report of the accident is available here, and the band's management has released the following official statement regarding it:

The Dillinger Escape Plan and crew were driving to their show in Krakow, Poland when their bus broke down and the driver had to pull over on the side of the road. A truck smashed into the trailer, which held all the band’s gear, before hitting the bus. No one is in critical condition but the band and crew are still being assessed for the extent of their injuries at Szpital Wojewodzki im. Jana Pawla II (John Paul Regional Hospital) in Zamosc.

The remaining dates in Croatia, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain and Belgium (running through March 5th) have been cancelled. Guitarist, Benjamin Weinman adds, “All the gear is destroyed and there are injuries – we are unable to continue this tour right now. The band and crew would like to thank the fans and press around the world for their concern and the Polish police and medical staff for their handling of the situation. We hope to get back to Europe soon.

You can also read a lengthier Facebook post by the band members themselves, in which they assure fans that they will do their utmost to reschedule every one of the canceled dates, right here.

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