According to updates from EPICA and BLACKGUARD their tour bus was involved in an accident with a car this morning in the Canadian Rockies on the way to Victoria, BC. Fortunately nobody was injured and they are back on track. Watch for further updates as the day progresses.
The band has issued the following statement regarding the turn of events:
"In the early of February 12th Epica's tour bus crashed on Canadian Highway 1 while driving in the Rocky Mountains when a car lost control and went spinning for the bus. The bus driver Dave Mabry managed to avoid a head-on collision by running the bus against the rail-guard.
Although the car was totaled and the bus suffered severe damage and some band and crew members got thrown out of their bunks no one got hurt. After a few hours delay and some on-the-spot repairs the bus was able to continue the journey to Victoria, Canada."
Epica's tour schedule is now as follows:
13 - Sugar Nightclub - Victoria, BC
14 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
15 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
17 - Slims - San Francisco, CA
18 - The Key Club - Hollywood, CA
19 - U.B's Bar - Mesa, AZ
20 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ
22 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
23 - Marquee - Tulsa, OK
24 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX
25 - Scout Bar - San Antonio, TX
27 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
28 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
BLACKGUARD and THREAT SIGNAL are on the bill as support for the duration of the tour