Halestorm members unhurt after tour bus catches fire
It’s been a rough road for Halestorm so far in 2022, with the band revealing their tour bus caught fire and burned overnight. According to guitarist Joe Hottinger, everyone in the band is fine as they had slept in hotel rooms overnight, but were woken early in the morning to find their “bus burning”.
“Old Halestorm had a night for the books. We were all in our hotel rooms last night and woke up to our bus burning at 3am,” the guitarist said. “Fun fun. No one was hurt.
He added: “Worcester firefighters arrived and put out the fire. They were amazing. Our intrepid security, Steve, got guitars and luggage out of the bay. We all lost stuff, but it didn’t happen. was just stuff. The investigator didn’t know what started, but it started in the dorm room. What matters is that no one was hurt.
While the bus burned down, it looks like it won’t affect the band’s touring plans, as Hottinger concluded his post by saying, “The best part is tonight we’re gonna rock. I can’t wait to play. music and forget that things are on fire. See you Worcester tonight!”
Singer Lzzy Hale also posted about the bus fire via Twitter saying, “Thank you all for your well wishes. Like Joe said in his post, we’ve lost some stuff but so thankful it didn’t happen. was all stuff and no one slept on the bus last night. I’m still shaken up and the emotions are a little high today. But it looks like the universe isn’t done with us yet!”
Hale also showed a bit of dark humor about the situation, with a caption on the photo of the interior bus fire damage reading, “When you sing ‘I Am the Fire’ and the universe literally takes.”
Halestorm are back on the road with Evanescence after having to put their tours on hold early last year due to COVID concerns. However, the tour had another bump in the road when they had to cancel their recent Pittsburgh show due to Winter Storm Izzy resulting in an interstate shutdown.
As Hottinger said, Halestorm will return to the stage tonight. See the band’s upcoming tour dates and get ticketing information here.
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