The Offspring and their crew have announced that they’re “doing ok” after one of their touring SUVs caught fire in Canada on August 6th.
The vehicle was destroyed, including all of its contents, which featured luggage, passports, and laptops. While on their way to a festival in Rimouski, Quebec, their SUV hit an object on the road and started to go up in flames. Everyone was able to get out of the car safely, and The Offspring were still able to perform at Les Grandes Fêtes TELUS fest.
“While traveling through Canada yesterday, something flew off the vehicle in front of us and became wedges underneath one of our SUVs and it caught fire,” The Offspring wrote. “Everyone got out safely, but the luggage, passports, laptops and pretty much everything else was destroyed. We are happy to report that everyone is doing ok and we’ve made it safely to Rimouski and will be performing tonight at Les Grandes Fetes TELUS. Hope to see everyone there!”
The band took to Twitter to share a video of the fire on Twitter. Check out the video from The Offspring below.
We are happy to report that everyone is doing ok and we've made it safely to Rimouski and will be performing tonight at Les Grandes Fetes TELUS. Hope to see everyone there!
August 6 | Rimouski, QC | @grandesfetes
— The Offspring (@offspring) August 6, 2022
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Guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman also shared some details about the scary event in an Instagram post.
“No one was hurt,” Wasserman wrote. “Everyone got out of the vehicle unscathed. Unfortunately about half our crew lost all their belongings in the fire, including luggage, computers, & passports. But it could’ve been much worse. The band & I are so thankful & relieved that all involved are OK. No one is sure what started the fire yet, but the SUV hit something big & heavy, possibly a lost trailer hitch, and within seconds the vehicle was in flames. You can see from the video that they didn’t even get off the Highway before everyone had to bail. No time to save any belongings. Scary shit!”
Check out the post in full below.