Dropkick Murphys Involved In Bus Accident That Killed Pedestrian
Some distressing news out of the Dropkick Murphys camp came late last night (Nov. 16) as Austin TV station KXAN reported a deadly accident involving the band’s tour bus. Watch their report in the video above.
The accident occurred when a man walked in front of the Dropkick Murphys’ bus on I-35 in Round Rock (a town within Greater Austin’s metro area). The crash resulted in the man’s death.
Dropkick Murphys shared the below message on their Facebook page Sunday evening:
Hello Tulsa fans. We have some tough news – we have to cancel tonight’s show at Cain’s Ballroom.
After last nights San Antonio show we were enroute to the dallas airport to drop off Al and then continue on to Tulsa (as we mentioned yesterday Al is flying home for the funeral of a life long friend)
Sadly however, just north of Austin we were involved in a tragic and fatal accident when a pedestrian suddenly ran onto the highway in front of our tour bus. Police suspect a suicide.
We were left with a driver that has been severely shaken up by the accident and a bus too damaged to continue onto Tulsa.
Throughout the early morning hours we tried every possible way to get our band and gear to Tulsa but we’ve simply run out of time.
As much as it pains us to miss a show and we truly apologize for it, we’d like to stop and acknowledge that a man has lost his life. Please keep him and any family he might have in your prayers.
All tickets purchased via phone or Internet will be automatically refunded. Those who bought tickets in-person can return to the Cain’s box office during business hours for a refund.
Tulsa: thanks for your support and understanding. We will see you soon!
And about an hour after sharing that note, they thanked their fans for their compassion, thoughts and prayers “on behalf of all involved.” As USA Today reports, police believe the accident occurred around 3PM on Sunday, and they confirmed no band members were injured.
Dropkick Murphys have dates across the globe scheduled through March of next year — get their full tour itinerary here.