Dropkick Murphys tour bus was involved in an accident early Sunday morning, causing the band to cancel their show in Tulsa that evening. The band was traveling down Interstate 35 in Round Rock, coming from a show in San Antonio, when a man walked out in front of their tour bus. Although all of the people in the bus were ok, 23-year-old Dalton Lane Clark was already gone when Round Rock Police arrived at the scene around 3 am. The Dropkick Murphys said they were on their way to Dallas to drop a friend off a band member at the airport when the accident happened. Regarding the incident, the band posted the following statement on their Facebook Page:
“Hello Tulsa fans. We have some tough news – we have to cancel tonight’s show at Cain’s Ballroom.
After last nights San Antonio show we were enroute to the Dallas airport to drop off Al and then continue on to Tulsa (as we mentioned yesterday Al is flying home for the funeral of a life long friend).
Sadly however, at around 3 a.m. just north of Austin, we were involved in a tragic and fatal accident when a pedestrian suddenly ran onto the highway in front of our tour bus. Police suspect a suicide.
We were left with a driver that has been severely shaken up by the accident and a bus too damaged to continue on to Tulsa.
Throughout the early morning hours we tried every possible way to get our band and gear to Tulsa but we’ve simply run out of time.
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. Please keep him and any family he might have in your prayers.
All tickets purchased via phone or the Internet will be automatically refunded. Those who bought tickets in-person can return to the Cain’s box office during business hours for a refund.
Tulsa: thanks for your support and understanding. We will see you soon!
According to KXAN, Round Rock police are still investigating the crash and say the driver of the bus was not cited for any traffic violations.