Luckily, the band was not injured, but they did lose a lot of personal belongings—including unreleased music and equipment. Staying true to their name, the band carried on with the show as planned, despite the scary incident.
The band had the following statements on their social media pages:
“Hey everyone, this morning we all woke up to our bus catching on fire and going up in flames. Lost a lot of belongings, but the show must go on.
We WILL still be playing in Fresno tonight with Pierce The Veil + Neck Deep.”
Vocalist Brian Burkheiser reported, “Everyone is okay, but we unfortunately lost a lot of stuff.”
Guitarist Dylan Bowman said on instagram, “We did lose a lot of unreleased digital media, as [well as] most of our personal belongings such as laptops phones and wallets were ruined.”
This morning as we were headed to Fresno we were woken up to a very real situation. Our bus went up in flames. Luckily none of us were harmed and most of our equipment was salvaged. However we did lose a lot of un released digital media as most of our personal belongings such as laptops phones and wallets were ruined. Huge shout out to pierce the veil and their crew for coming to pick us up so we can still come see all of you in Fresno. We love all of you and thank you for always supporting us.
Vocalist Eric Vanlerberghe gave a shout out on Twitter to Neck Deep for helping them out.
Huge shout out to the homies in @NeckDeepUK for donating us a bunch of shirts to wear after losing all our shit in the fire.
— Airick Vanlerburger® (@eric_prevail) October 16, 2016
Drummer Lee Runestad says, “Everyone's safe.”
Our bus caught fire this morning while we were all sleeping on it. Despite losing our belongings we are still tryin to play the show tonight
— Lee Runestad (@Lee_Prevail) October 15, 2016