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Posted on October 22, 2008

KILL HANNAH checked in late last night with the latest re the horrific bus fire they encountered yesterday. A statement from the band reads:

It was a view from a postcard that turned into a nightmare. This morning at 9am driving on our tour bus from a show in Bologna, Italy to Paris, France, we woke up somewhere in the Swiss Alps to the smell of toxic smoke and the serious tone of our tour manager saying three words you never want to hear: “Bus on Fire.” Within seconds all band members (including support act My Passion), crew and guests were standing shirtless and shoeless on the side of the winding road as the entire 2-story 45ft bus became fully engulfed in flames. Windows began bursting from the heat and there were several large explosions. It took Swiss firefighters less than 15 minutes to respond to the blaze, but by that time the bus and virtually all of the bands possessions were lost: luggage, clothes, passports, wallets, laptops, shoes, phones, and countless irreplaceable sentimental personal items.

We stood, surrounded by snowcapped mountains, watching the scene in disbelief, comforting one another as the blaze was battled. It took 2 hours before we were permitted to sift through the blackened shell of the bus in a vain attempt to retrieve anything that may have survived. Finally, we were all taken by charter to the tiny Swiss village of Airolo where I write you now from a tiny hotel.

The official cause of the fire will remain unknown until after tomorrow’s investigation. Fortunately, aside from smoke inhalation and shock, everyone is fine, as is our trailer of gear and merchandise. Half of us still have no shoes, but we are all warm in Kill Hannah hoodies and tshirts.

The hotel has a bar, and an accordian, so we will try to keep spirits high while we await our replacement bus from Manchester, England.

We are very sorry to have to cancel both our Paris and Belgian dates, but we expect to be in Stoke On Trent in time for Thursday’s show.

We want to thank the KH fans, our friends, our crew, our management, The Hotel Des Alpes, the staff at Ristorante Cristallina, and all the Swiss Emergency personnel for helping us through this traumatic day.

Kill Hannah Bus Fire Video

The remaining UK dates are:
Fri 24th Oct – Stoke Sugarmill
Sat 25th Oct – Dublin Whelans
Sun 26th Oct – Belfast Limelight
Mon 27th Oct – Glasgow Garage
Tue 28th Oct – Northampton Roadmenders
Wed 29th Oct – London LA2
Thu 30th Oct – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Fri 31st Oct – Manchester Academy 2
Sat 1st Nov – Birmingham Academy 2

For more news on Kill Hannah, check out THEIR NEWS PAGE



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