The Dropkick Murphys were forced to cancel last night's show in Tulsa, Oklahoma after their tour bus was involved in a fatal collision with a pedestrian.
Following their San Antonio show Saturday night, the band's bus struck a pedestrian after he walked onto Interstate 35 outside of Austin, Texas. The incident is suspected to be a suicide. The band posted about the what happened on Facebook:
Hello Tulsa fans. We have some tough news - we have to cancel tonight's show at Cain's Ballroom.
After last night's San Antonio show we were en route 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, at around 3 a.m. 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!
The band went on to say, "Thank you all so much for your compassion. We appreciate the thoughts and prayers on behalf of all involved."
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