The tour bus that Between The Buried And Me and Periphery were travelling through Europe in caught fire overnight in England, reports Blabbermouth. Thankfully there are no injuries and all the band’s equipment is still intact, meaning that they won’t have to cancel any shows.
Tour manager Courtney Warner said: “As of now, we are at a service area awaiting transportation to a hotel. A new bus is on its way. We shouldn’t miss any shows because of this. All gear, luggage, personal items and, most importantly, people are all good. We just stink like smoke.”
Between The Buried And Me guitarist, Paul Waggoner, explained what went down:
“Fuel line done broke. Dadgum flame come shootin out. Peeewwww eeehhhhh sometin’ stank. Crazy British feller come hollerin, ‘Bus on fire, ya’ll git.’ Climb up the ol’ hill barefoot and look back at them flames shootin sky high. Firemen folk come rushin up real quick like and squirt that fire plum out. It was lucky nobody was hurt, not even a stubbed toe. Luggage stank like a Mississippi cow pie on a mid july heat. Hopefull, come tomorra, a new horse n’ buggy come. We’ll giddy on up to Belgium town for a good ol’ fashioned hootnanny. Whoo-Doggies!!!”
Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor also issued a short statement on the incident:
“Shortly after we left Southampton early this morning, our bus caught fire on the freeway. Thanks to Paul, our awesome driver, and Jake noticing something being wrong, as well as the incredibly fast response of the fire service in the UK, none of us were harmed and it looks like all our stuff is okay, too. If all goes well, this should not affect the tour overall. We have a lot to be thankful for even though it was a hell of a scary way to wake up haha!”