THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Involved In Serious Bus Crash During European Farewell Tour
The Dillinger Escape Plan, currently traveling Europe on their farewell tour, were part of a serious bus accident in Poland on route to their show in Krakow. A police spokeswoman states that a truck rammed into the band’s bus while it was parked. The collision caused the members and guests to be rushed to the hospital to be checked out.
As of now, the only official report we have is that the most injured person was the driver of the truck that hit the band's bus. ITV.com reports 13 people were sent to the hospital, although no band members were critically injured. Regardless, everybody on the bus was sent for testing.
I spoke with Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman about the current situation, and he said "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. The whole situation sounds horrific. A Polish news report from the scene of the accident can be seen here.
Unfortunately, it seems as though the fate of the band's gear was not as lucky as the members, as you can see from the phone photo Ben had sent. Needless to say, the show in Krakow has been canceled. No word yet on what will happen with the rest of the tour. The next scheduled show is this Tuesday in Germany. We're just happy everyone in the band is alive, and wish them a speedy recovery!
Here is the remaining routing for the tour, which is now in question:
Feb 12: Krakrow Kwadrat, Poland CANCELLED
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