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The Cult Continues Tour After Bus Crash

July 6, 2012  |  1:00pm
The Cult Continues Tour After Bus Crash

Veteran rockers The Cult are currently touring Europe in support of their 2012 release, Choice of Weapon, but hit a little snag earlier this week when their tour bus crashed on its way from Croatia to Slovenia.

It wasn’t a fender bender, either, as Spinner pointed out. According to frontman Ian Astbury, who was the only band member awake when the bus crashed at close to 6 a.m, the bus suddenly “veered violently, hit the guard rail, and tipped on a 45-degree angle, then righted itself and came to a halt.”

“The guard rail was the only thing that prevented us from going over an 80-foot drop,” Astbury noted.

The crash threw Astbury into the aisle of the bus, and he suffered injuries to his shoulder, back and neck as a result. Once the bus was moved to a service station, he was able to receive treatment. The rest of the band was uninjured.

Despite the crash, The Cult played a full show that night. The band is currently continuing the tour. Check out where they’ll be for the rest of the rest of the summer below:

The Cult Tour Dates

July
7 - Zottegem, Belgium @ Rock Zottegem Festival
8 - Weert, Netherlands @ Bospop Festival
10 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli
13 - Pizzola Sul Brenta, Italy @ Contarini Festival
14 - Rimini, Italy @ Velvet Rock
15 - Milano, Italy @ Carroponte
17 - Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
18 - Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
19 - Porto, Portugal @ Mares Vivas Festival (w/ Garbage)

August
19 - Concord, Calif. @ Sleep Train Pavilion
20 - Portland, Ore. @ Roseland
21 - Seattle, Wash. @ Neptune Theatre
22 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore Ballroom
24 - Edmonton, Alberta @ Edmonton Events Centre
25 - Medicine Hat, Alberta @ Esplande Theatre
26 - Calgary, Alberta @ Cowboys Calgary
28 - Regina, Saskatchewan @ Event Plex at Evraz Place
31 - Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

September
1 - Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis
2 - Quebec City, Quebec @ Grand Theatre

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