Converge Involved in Van Crash After Hitting Patch of Black Ice
Halfway into their U.S. tour, Converge had a brush with disaster earlier today (Oct. 24), as their van hit a patch of black ice on their way to the band’s Seattle gig.
Bus and van crashes are something that every touring band worries about, and for good reason, as such an accident recently inflicted serious injuries on various members of Baroness, while similar crashes have tragically taken the lives of Metallica‘s Cliff Burton and Early Graves’ Makh Daniels.
Converge vocalist Jacob Bannon informed fans of their van accident, letting everyone know that no injuries occurred and the band will still make it to their Seattle show:
After driving all day/evening, we hit a patch of black ice in the mountains of Oregon. We were forced to turn into a highway divider at 40mph in order to avoid sliding under a slew of 18 wheelers. The van spun 180 degrees after impact, and we were left facing the wrong direction on the highway. We spent a few hours prying our bumper off our front wheels. Thankfully, we are rolling again. Bands, be safe put there. Never take anything for granted.
Converge have brought Torche and Kvelertak on current U.S. tour, with Nails and Whips/Chains also appearing on select dates. The band continues to tour in support of their latest masterwork, ‘All We Love We Leave Behind.’