The Dillinger Escape Plan cancel remaining European tour dates after bus accident – UPDATED

February 13, 2017
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UPDATE: Monday, February 13 at 4:30 p.m. EST

Following a statement from earlier today (2/13), the Dillinger Escape Plan have released a group statement and photos from the scene following the bus accident the band was involved in while on their European tour:

By now I'm sure many of you have already heard the news, but we wanted to communicate to you all directly. Not just to express the fact that nobody is in critical condition, but to express our gratitude to the fans who have seen us or who were going to see us on this tour, the crew who was also in the accident with us and part of why things have been going so smoothly, the various promoters and venue staff, Live Nation Poland who have been so helpful in the last 38 hours, the many police and medics and emergency workers who came to the scene, the hospital workers, and the friends and family who have reached out to us personally since yesterday morning.

We were in the middle of playing some of our favorite shows we've ever played, and having a better time on and off stage than we have in a long time.

We were ripped out of sleep at 8:25AM to what still feels like a lucid nightmare. The cacophony of metal bending and things breaking and people screaming and what felt like being hit by a missile. Without going into detail, not everyone is out of the hospital yet, some of us are hurt worse than others.

Questions like why did this happen, why are we alive and others not, why are the people from the Bay Area fire dead, why at all is anyone here or not. What the hell is all of this. Remember how valuable life is. We are all lucky to be alive. To just have any time at all. 
Anyway, thanks to you all for caring. We were truly having an amazing time and we're blessed to have you all, such a high caliber group of people. It's been an honor to play these shows, but we unfortunately have to cancel the remainder of them. We will reschedule every one that we can, and we'll update more when we can. – Greg, Ben, Liam, Billy, Kevin

Check out the band's full post with photos below.

ORIGINAL POST: Monday, February 13 at 12:33 p.m. EST

Yesterday (2/12), the Associated Press reported that the Dillinger Escape Plan were involved in a bus accident while on their European tour.

Following this unexpected event, the band have cancelled the remaining dates on that European tour. U.S. dates in the spring and summer are still scheduled to occur at this time.

Read more: Original Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist performed at Seattle show—watch

The crash occurred in Poland after a truck rammed into their tour bus.

A spokeswoman for the police said: “Band members were not seriously hurt but were taken for tests at the local hospital. A pregnant woman traveling with the band was not hurt.”

No deaths were reported. Thirteen people in total were injured.

In a statement, the Dillinger Escape Plan said:

“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.

The photo below was provided by the Dillinger Escape Plan team, taken from the scene of the accident:

The photo below was taken by a driver at the scene, as reported by RFM FM.

Below is their updated tour itinerary.

Cancelled Dates:

Feb 14    Conne Island    Leipzig, Germany    
Feb 15    Rock Cafe    Prague, Czech Republic     
Feb 16    Szene Wien    Vienna, Austria     
Feb 17    A38    Budapest, Hungary         
Feb 18    Culture Factory    Zagreb, Croatia         
Feb 20    Backstage Halle    Munich, Germany     
Feb 21    Les Docks    Lausanne, Switzerland         
Feb 22    Hiroshima Mon Amour    Torino, Italy     
Feb 23    Zona Roveri    Bologna, Italy         
Feb 24    L'Epicerie Moderne    Feyzin, France     
Feb 25    Apolo    Barcelona, Spain     
Feb 26    Barcelo    Madrid, Spain         
Feb 28    Le Bikini    Ramonville-St-Agne, France         
Mar 01    Le Trabendo    Paris, France         
Mar 02    La Laiterie    Strasbourg, France         
Mar 03    Kulturzentrum Schlachthof e.V.    Wiesbaden, Germany     
Mar 04    Gloria    Cologne, Germany     
Mar 05    AB Ballroom    Brussels, Belgium

Remaining Dates:

Apr 30    Welcome To Rockville    Jacksonville, FL
May 06    Carolina Rebellion    Charlotte, NC         
May 13    Northern Invasion    Somerset, WI     
May 21    Rock On The Range    Columbus, OH
Jul 14    Chicago Open Air Festival    Bridgeview, IL

AP wishes the band a speedy recovery.

Written by Caitlyn Ralph