[Grindhouse News] The Dillinger Escape Plan Reschedule European Tour Dates Affected by Recent Bus Accident
Nearly two weeks ago, The Dillinger Escape Plan were involved in a horrific accident in Poland when a truck crashed into their tour bus, destroying their gear and leaving 13 injured. With the remainder of their tour dates canceled, the band has made good on the affected dates, rescheduling the rest of their European run for the summer.
The tour will kick off in Belfast, Ireland on June 8 as Dillinger will mix in festival appearances like Graspop, Hellfest, Eistenflug, Wacken and Brutal Assault alongside their country-hopping standard gigs through mid-August. All the stops can be seen below.
The members of the band suffered undisclosed injuries and fortunately nobody was left in critical condition and the driver of the truck is said to have suffered the most extensive of the injuries. Dillinger released a detailed statement regarding the accident, stating, in part, "We were ripped out of sleep at 8:25AM to what still feels like a lucid nightmare. The cacophony of metal bending and things breaking and people screaming and what felt like being hit by a missile. Without going into detail, not everyone is out of the hospital yet and some of us are hurt worse than others."
After the scary experience, the band reflected on their situation, commenting, "Questions like why did this happen, why are we alive and others not, why are the people from the Bay Area fire dead, why at all is anyone here or not. What the hell is all of this. Remember how valuable life is. We are all lucky to be alive. To just have any time at all."
The band's farewell run is in conjunction with support for their latest and final album, Dissociation, which landed inside the Top 10 on our 20 Best Metal Albums of 2016.
Dillinger Escape Plan 2017 European Tour Dates
6/08 — Belfast, Ireland @ Limelight 2
6/09 — Dublin, Ireland @ Academy
6/11 — Donington, U.K. @ Download
6/14 — Munich, Germany @ Backstage
6/15 — Nickelsdorg, Austria @ Nova Rock
6/16 — Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop
6/18 — Clisson, France @ Hellfest
6/19 — Paris, France @ Le Trabendo
6/20 — Strasbourg, France @ La Laitef
6/21 — Brussels, Belgium @ AB
6/23 — Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhell
6/24 — Ysseltsteyn, Netherlands @ Jera On Air
6/25 — Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof
6/26 — Lausanne, Switzerland @ Les Docks
6/29 — Rome, Italy @ Villa Ada
6/30 — Cagliari, Italy @ Cueva Rock
7/01 — Bologna, Italy @ Zona Roveri
7/05 — Moscow, Russia @ Volta Club
7/06 — St. Petersburg, Russia @ Club Zal
7/08 — Neskauptstadur, Iceland @ Eistenaflug
8/04 — Wacken, Germany @ Wacken Open Air
8/09 — Jaromer, Czech Republic @ Brutal Assault
8/10 — Krakow, Poland @ Kwadrat
8/11 — Budapest, Hungary @ A38
8/12 — Zagreb, Croatia @ Mochvara
8/13 — Vienna, Austria @ Szene
8/14 — Prague, Czech Republic @ Palac Akropolis
8/15 — Cologne, Germany @ Gloria
8/16 — Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
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