The Dropkick Murphys were involved in a fatal bus accident in Texas yesterday. A person ran out in front of their tour bus in what is thought to be a suicide.
The band thanked fans for their understanding after cancelling their show in order to deal with the aftermath of the incident.
In a statement they said: “We were en route to Dallas airport to drop off singer Al Barr, who’s flying home for the funeral of a lifelong friend.
“Just north of Austin a pedestrian suddenly ran onto the highway in front of our tour bus. Police suspect a suicide. We were left with a driver who’s been severely shaken up, and a bus too damaged to continue.
“We tried every possible way to get our band and gear to Tulsa, but we’ve simply run out of time.”
“Thank you all so much for your compassion. We appreciate the thoughts and prayer on behalf of all involved.”
Bryan McPherson and Blood Or Whiskey, Dropkick Murphys’ support acts for the evening, played a free show in place of the planned concert.