ROXBURY, CT (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Manhattan, Kansas based pop-rock outfit The After Party crashed their tour van while driving between gigs. The van was totaled but fortunately, no one was hurt.
The band has been touring with All Star Weekend and was traveling from a Feb. 18th gig in Boston to their next stop in Staten Island when the van veered off the road in Roxbury, Connecticut.
“We were pulling an all night drive after our show in Boston to Staten Island, NY. I was driving at the time, and already really low on sleep. We were only five miles away from where we were staying, and I was starting to get really drowsy, but since we were so close I wanted to just finish the drive. I fell asleep for a split second as we came up to a curve, and we ran off the road over a guard rail. We still made it to the show in Staten Island last night. We had to cram into three different cars and literally walked on stage 20 minutes after arriving at the venue, but we made it happen," The band's guitarist Andy Bell told music blog Circuit Sweet.
"Wrecking the van was one of the scariest moments of my entire life and I am so thankful no one got hurt. We seriously appreciate all of the love our fans are giving us, and we are going to do everything in our power to make it all of the remaining shows on the All The Way Tour," Bell added.
The band has since secured new transportation and is on track to make the remainder of their current tourdates. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers