Man, I have seen some pretty shameless publicity stunts in my day, but purposely setting your bus on fire while on tour, and then sending out a press release about it the day your new album comes out?
That takes the fucking cake.
I kid. Between The Buried And Me — whose new album The Parallax II: Future Sequence dropped today — did not intentionally set their bus ablaze.
But their tour bus did catch fire this morning in England.
There are no injuries to report and no equipment was damaged. The band’s tour will continue as planned.
“As of now, we are at a service area awaiting transportation to a hotel,” says the band’s tour manager, Courtney Warner. “A new bus is on its way. We shouldn’t miss any shows because of this. All gear, luggage, personal items and most importantly, people, are all good. We just stink like smoke.”
Which is no walk in the park.
The band’s own statement is hilarious.
“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. Whoo-Doggies!!”