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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Cancel Remainder of European Dates After Bus Crash

It has not been a fun weekend for The Dillinger Escape Plan, as yesterday, they awoke to a truck crushing into their bus, destroying all their gear and sending 13 people to the hospital. The band were en-route to their gig in Krakow, Poland and a truck rammed into the bus, as it was parked.

Yesterday, we spoke to guitarist Ben Weinman who reassured us "Everyone is alive, a few injuries, but it could be much worse." He explained that the bus was hit from the back, with the truck smashing through their gear before continuing to plow into the bus itself. The impact was serious and banged them up pretty good.

At the time, the band weren't sure if they'd be able to continue the rest of the tour, seeing as all of their gear was destroyed. Sadly, it does not look like they will be able to continue the tour. The band just released this statement:

Saturday, February 11th 2017, 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.”

I don't think anybody can blame Dillinger for cancelling, with the situation the band is in.

Here are the affected tour dates:

Feb 12: Krakrow Kwadrat, Poland
Feb 14: Leipzig Conne Island, Germany
Feb 15: Prague Rock Cafe, Czech Republic
Feb 16: Vienna Szene, Austria
Feb 17: Budapest A38, Hungary
Feb 18: Zagreb Culture Factory, Croatia
Feb 20: Munich Backstage Halle, Germany
Feb 21: Lausanne Les Docks, Switzerland
Feb 22: Turin Hiroshima Mon Amour, Italy
Feb 23: Bologna Zona Roveri, Italy
Feb 24: Lyon L’Epicerie Moderne, France
Feb 25: Barcelona Apolo, Spain
Feb 26: Madrid Barcelo, Spain
Feb 28: Toulouse Le Bikini, France
Mar 01: Paris Le Trabendo, France
Mar 02: Strasbourg La Laiterie, France
Mar 03: Wiesbaden Schlachthof, France
Mar 04: Cologne Gloria, Germany
Mar 05: Brussels AB Ballroom, Belgium