Kill Hannah narrowly escape tour bus fire

October 23, 2008  |  5:20pm
Scary moments for a local act on tour in Europe: While driving through the Swiss Alps, en route to Paris from Bologna, Italy, on Oct. 21st, rock band Kill Hannah’s tour bus caught fire. No one was injured, and all gear and merchandise survived untouched in a separate trailer, but the band canceled its upcoming dates in Paris and Hasselt, Belgium.

In a statement posted on Kill Hannah's MySpace page, lead singer Mat Devine writes, “Within seconds all band members (including support act My Passion), crew and guests were standing shirtless and shoeless on the side of the winding road as the entire 2-floor 45ft bus was fully engulfed in flames. Windows began bursting from the heat and there were several large explosions. It took Swiss firefighters less than 15 minutes to respond to the blaze, but by that time the bus and virtually all of the band’s possessions were lost: including luggage, clothes, passports, wallets, laptops, shoes, phones, and countless irreplaceable sentimental personal items, including many gifts given to us by fans as we’ve crisscrossed the UK and Europe over the last month on tour.”

The band expects to resume the rest of the tour on Oct. 24th, in Stoke on Trent, U.K. There's no word yet on what caused the bus to catch fire, but Devine stated it appeared to have started from beneath the bus.

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