The Celtic-American punk band Dropkick Murphys was forced to cancel a show in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Sunday after the group’s tour bus was involved in a fatal collision. According to Dropkick Murphys’ official Facebook page, the band had just finished a show in San Antonio on Saturday night and was en route to the Dallas airport to drop of band member Al Barr, who had planned to travel home to attend the funeral of a close friend.
At 3 a.m.
on Sunday, just north of Austin, TX, a pedestrian ran onto the highway and jumped in front of the tour bus.
The unnamed pedestrian was killed in the accident.
The band revealed that police officers suspect the man had committed suicide.
The band eventually took to Facebook to address the situation and revealed that they had to cancel their scheduled show at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa as their driver was too shaken up to continue on the road.
The bus was also damaged.
“As much as it pains us to miss a show and we truly apologize for it, we’d like to stop and acknowledge that a man has lost his life,” wrote the musicians.
“Please keep him and any family he might have in your prayers.” Dropkick Murphy’s thanked Tulsa fans specifically for their understanding and promised to return soon.
Additionally, the opening acts for the band, Bryan McPherson and Blood or Whiskey, who had already made it to Tulsa, played a free show for fans at The Hunt Club.
“Thank you all so much for your compassion,” Dropkick Murphys later wrote on Facebook.
“We appreciate the thoughts and prayers on behalf of all involved.”