[Photo by Misha Mansoor]

In an unlucky turn of events while traveling on their current European tour yesterday, Between the Buried and Me and Periphery’s shared bus literally caught on fire. Luckily everyone is okay and none of the bands’ equipment or personal items were damaged, so despite the fact that their bus fucking caught on fire, it actually isn’t so bad. I mean, worse things have happened to metal bands in the UK this year.

Here’s an update from Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor, who managed to snap some hi-res photos of the damage.

Shortly after we left Southampton early [Tuesday] 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 UK 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!

Meanwhile, Between the Buried and Me guitarist Paul Waggoner decided to describe the experience in a lighthearted manner:

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.


The tour (also featuring The Safety Fire, funnily enough) will continue without delay. Here are the remaining dates:

10/10 Antwerp, BEL – Trix (without Periphery)
10/11 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
10/12 Koln, GER – Luxor
10/13 Munster, GER – Sputnikhalle
10/14 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega
10/16 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser Slussen
10/17 Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
10/18 Hamburg, GER – Logo
10/19 Berlin, GER – Lido
10/20 Prague, CZE – Rock Cafe
10/22 Bratislava, SLO – Randall Club
10/23 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
10/24 Wien, AUT – Szene
10/25 Munchen, GER – Backstage
10/27 Novara, ITA – Rock’n’Roll Arena
10/28 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
10/29 Stuttgart, GER – Universum
10/30 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
10/31 Paris, FRA – La Maroquinerie

– JR


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