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Dropkick Murphys: Punk Band Cancels Show After Fatal Car Crash

Mon, November 17, 2014 9:59am EDT by Emily Longeretta 1 Comment
Dropkick Murphys Accident
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So sad! Dropkick Murphys were involved in a fatal car accident on Nov. 16 when their tour bus killed a pedestrian in Round Rock, Texas. Following the accident, they sadly announced that their show was canceled.

Dropkick Murphys, the American Celtic punk band formed in 1996, was forced to cancel a show after a devastating accident took one life on Nov. 16 on Interstate 35 in Texas. The band performed the night before in San Antonio and was on their way to Tulsa, Okla.

Dropkick Murphys Get In Fatal Accident

On Nov. 16, the band posted the following message to their Facebook page:

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!

Love, DKM

The band also later revealed that their opening acts, BryanMcPherson and Blood or Whiskey were already in Tulsa and would be putting on a free show at The Hunt Club.

We wish all the best to everyone involved in the accident.

— Emily Longeretta