The bus BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and PERIPHERY were sharing while on the road in Europe caught fire this morning in England. There are no injuries and no equipment was damaged. There is no effect on the two bands' tour.
Commened tour manager Courtney Warner: "As of now, we are at a service area awaiting transportation to a hotel. A new bus is on its way. We shouldn't miss any shows because of this. All gear, luggage, personal items and most importantly, people, are all good. We just stink like smoke."
Added BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME guitarist Paul Waggoner: "Fuel line done broke. Dadgum flame come shootin out. Peeewwww eeehhhhh sometin' stank. Crazy British feller come hollerin, 'Bus on fire, ya'll git.' Climb up the ol' hill barefoot and look back at them flames shootin sky high. Firemen folk come rushin up real quick like and squirt that fire plum out. It was lucky nobody was hurt, not even a stubbed toe. Luggage stank like a Mississippi cow pie on a mid july heat. Hopefull, come tomorra, a new horse n' buggy come. We'll giddy on up to Belgium town for a good ol' fashioned hootnanny. Whoo-Doggies!!!"
Stated PERIPERHY guitarist Misha Mansoor: "Shortly after we left Southampton early this morning, our bus caught fire on the freeway. Thanks to Paul, our awesome driver, and Jake noticing something being wrong, as well as the incredibly fast response of the fire service in the U.K., none of us were harmed and it looks like all our stuff is okay, too. If all goes well, this should not affect the tour overall. We have a lot to be thankful for even though it was a hell of a scary way to wake up haha!"
Said PERIPHERY soundman Alex Markides: "So our bus caught fire at 6 a.m. Not a fun way to wake up to inhaling smoke in my bunk, a burning bus and a bunch of half naked dudes sitting in the freezing weather. Everyone is fine and gear is OK. Everything we own tho smells like absolute shit... Thanks to the response team for being there in less than 4 minutes. Without them, I think there could have been wayyyy more damage and lots of valuables would have been lost."