Dillinger Escape Plan involved in serious tour bus crash in Poland; 13 hospitalized


Members of Dillinger Escape Plan were involved in a serious tour bus accident this weekend in Poland. The New Jersey mathcore band were en route to a show tonight in Krakow when the incident happened, sending at least 13 people, including members of the band, to a nearby hospital. The show tonight in Krakow has been cancelled, and the remainder of Dillinger’s ongoing farewell tour of Europe is in doubt.

There were no fatalities from the accident, which happened near or in the Polish town of Radomsko. According to reports, Dillinger’s tour bus was parked on the side of a roadway when another truck struck it from behind. See images below.

The driver of the truck that hit the Dillinger bus apparently suffered the most injuries. Aneta Wlazlowska, a spokeswoman for Radomsko police, told media that the hospital trip for Dillinger members was “mostly precautionary.”


Metal Injection reached Dillinger guitarist Ben Weinman, who relayed this message: “Everyone is alive, a few injuries, but it could be much worse.” On Sunday afternoon, music writer Ryan J. Downey tweeted the following: “To my friends asking about my brothers in the Dillinger Escape Plan, they are shaken & hurt but alive & in one piece after the bus accident.”

Judging from the images below, the band’s musical gear looks totally destroyed.

Below are the remaining dates of Dillinger Escape Plan’s European tour:

Feb 14: Leipzig Conne Island, Germany
Feb 15: Prague Rock Cafe, Czech Republic
Feb 16: Vienna Szene, Austria
Feb 17: Budapest A38, Hungary
Feb 18: Zagreb Culture Factory, Croatia
Feb 20: Munich Backstage Halle, Germany
Feb 21: Lausanne Les Docks, Switzerland
Feb 22: Turin Hiroshima Mon Amour, Italy
Feb 23: Bologna Zona Roveri, Italy
Feb 24: Lyon L’Epicerie Moderne, France
Feb 25: Barcelona Apolo, Spain
Feb 26: Madrid Barcelo, Spain
Feb 28: Toulouse Le Bikini, France
Mar 01: Paris Le Trabendo, France
Mar 02: Strasbourg La Laiterie, France
Mar 03: Wiesbaden Schlachthof, France
Mar 04: Cologne Gloria, Germany
Mar 05: Brussels AB Ballroom, Belgium