The KISS song “Detroit Rock City” is a true story about a KISS fan killed in a car accident on his way to the band’s concert in Detroit. Thankfully no one was killed, but there was an accident involving a truck transporting some of the pyro equipment on the way to the KISS and Mötley Crüe show tonight (5) in Clarkston, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. The show has been moved back until tomorrow (6), and the two bands released the joint statement as follows:
“On its way to Detroit, our pyro truck was involved in an accident and flipped, spilling our gear all along the freeway.
“We owe you the show you expect and deserve, so we’ve jointly decided to give our crews the 24 hours necessary to piece everything together to make it possible.
“The party is now Thursday night, September 6th. See you there!”
The truck apparently was Mötley Crüe’s, as Nikki Sixx took to his Twitter account to let fans know that the show was pushed back a day, saying “Thank god our driver is OK.” It could have been way worse than it was, and if the accident only means that there’s a few less explosions for the rest of the tour, that’s perfectly acceptable.