Foxing got into a scary accident (everyone’s ok), will try to continue tour
St. Louis emo band Foxing, who are currently on tour with Balance & Composure and Mercury Girls, got into a scary-sounding van accident in Northern California last night. While they were pulled over by the side of the road, a runaway truck slid over into their area and slammed into the van. It could have been much worse, and everybody is ok save for a few minor injuries, but this sounds rough.
The band is hoping to finish the tour despite the accident (though they may need a new van). Hopefully they can pull it off. Check out their full statement here:
Last night, on a two lane road in the mountains of Northern California, a truck slid out of their lane and hit us head on. At the time we were parked on the shoulder while a few of us were attempting to remove large rocks from the middle of the road, due to a sizable landslide. The driver of the truck didn’t start braking for what felt like an eternity; they hit us at about 40-50 mph. We were later told that a large rock was wedged under one of their tires and it slid them over 10ft and right into us.
Aside from a few injuries (**only one trip to the hospital**) everyone is alive and in relatively okay spirits. We’re all shaken up but at the same time feel extremely lucky. Had we not been parked we would have likely been pushed off the side of a mountain. Had the truck slid any further off it would have hit the two of us who were out of the van.
The van we were in may be totaled, we don’t really know. We do know that it won’t be finishing out the tour with us. It’s weird even talking about the van right now–on one hand it’s another financial hit on this tour, but all in reality, when the entire inside of your vehicle is being illuminated from headlights barreling towards you, the van or the money cease to exist. When it comes to the van, I dunno, we’ll figure it out.
Quickly we just want to say how thankful we are for the firefighters, police officers, and EMTs who helped us and the people in the other vehicle–none of them will likely ever see this, but thank you. Also, thanks to Balance and Composure, who helped pick people up from the hospital, and who are, at the time of this writing, giving three of us a ride to Portland so we can hopefully get another van.
We’re trying to persevere. We know there are people who have purchased tickets and want to see us play; all I can say is that we’re trying and thank you for your understanding.
We’re attempting to make it to the Portland show tonight; we’ll let you know if anything changes.
Call your mom today; tell her that you love her.
Assuming all goes well, here is their current tour schedule:
Foxing -- 2016/2017 Tour Dates
Nov 01 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
Nov 02 The Crocodile Seattle, WA
Nov 04 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 05 Marquis Theater Denver, CO
Nov 06 The Granada Lawrence, KS
Nov 10 Beachland Ballroom & Tavern Cleveland, OH
Nov 11 Saint Andrews Hall Detroit, MI
Nov 12 The Opera House Toronto, Canada
Nov 13 Bar Le Ritz P.D.B. Montreal, Canada
Nov 14 Roayle Boston, MA
Nov 15 Port City Music Hall Portland, ME
Nov 16 College Street Music Hall. New Haven, CT
Nov 17 Warsaw Brooklyn, NY
Nov 18 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
Nov 19 Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD
Dec 10 Delmar Hall Saint Louis, MO
Dec 16 Double Door Chicago, IL
Mar 13 Stereo Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mar 14 Deaf Institute Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 15 BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB Leeds, United Kingdom
Mar 16 Scala London, United Kingdom
Mar 17 Firebug Leicester, United Kingdom
Mar 18 Bodega Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mar 19 The Exchange St Philips, United Kingdom
Mar 21 Joiners Southampton, United Kingdom
Mar 22 Green Door Store Brighton, United Kingdom
Mar 23 JC Kavka Antwerpen, Belgium
Mar 24 LA MECANIQUE ONDULATOIRE Paris, France
Mar 25 Sugarfactory Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mar 26 Schlachthof Wiesbaden, Germany
Mar 28 Blue Shell Cologne, Germany
Mar 29 Gaswerk Winterthur, Switzerland
Mar 30 Astoria Turin, Italy
Mar 31 1210 Stuttgart, Germany
Apr 01 Chelsea Wien, Austria
Apr 02 Klub 007 Strahov Praha, Czech Republic
Apr 03 Cafe Wagner Jena, Germany
Apr 04 Cassiopeia Berlin, Germany
Apr 06 Hafenklang Hamburg, Germany
Apr 07 Vega Ideal Bar Copenhagen, Denmark
Apr 08 Bergsunds Strand 43 Stockholm, Sweden
Apr 09 Revolver Oslo, Norway
Apr 12 HURRA Reykjavík, Iceland