A truck transporting about $6 million worth of equipment for MÖTLEY CRÜE's tour with KISS was involved in a road accident en route to the two bands' concert tonight (Wednesday, September 5) at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the accident happened at about 8:20 a.m. near Lima, Ohio, about three hours away from Clarkston. The driver, Charles Lamb, told state troopers that the truck drifted left as he reached for a water bottle. Lamb overcorrected to the right and the truck veered into a ditch next to the highway, Lt. John Carrico of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.
Lamb, who was cited for failure to control a vehicle, was taken to a local hospital for "non-incapacitating injuries," Carrico said.
MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx posted three post-accident photos of the truck on his Twitter account and wrote, "Thank god our driver is OK."
The two bands have since issued the following joint statement:
"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!"
MÖTLEY CRÜE and KISS's tour — dubbed simply "The Tour" — kicked off on July 20 in Bristow, Virginia and is currently scheduled to wrap on September 23 in Hartford, Connecticut. Although the bands are officially co-headlining the tour, MÖTLEY CRÜE is opening for KISS each night.