Yesterday (16), punk band Dropkick Murphys canceled their Tulsa show following a fatal accident outside of Austin. The band’s tour bus struck and killed a pedestrian on Route 35. According to a post on the band’s Facebook page, a pedestrian darted into the road in front of the bus, leaving enough damage to it that it couldn’t continue on and leaving a severely shaken driver as well. Here’s what the band said:
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.
The band’s opening acts, Bryan McPherson and Blood or Whiskey, played a free show in Tulsa last night around the corner from Cain’s Ballroom, which was where last night’s show was supposed to have taken place. Usually when you hear about a band getting in an accident on the road, it doesn’t involve a fatality. That must have been disturbing for everyone involved.