Dropkick Murphys cancel concert date after tour bus kills pedestrian on I-35
UPDATE: Members of the Dropkick Murphys have donated $25,000 to the family of the pedestrian who was struck and killed by their tour bus. Money was donated to a GoFundMe account set up by relatives of 23-year-old Dalton Clark to help cover funeral expenses and more.
On Tuesday two donations totaling $25,000 were added to the fund. "Our thoughts and prayers our with you. God bless you all in your time of need. We are so sorry our paths have crossed in this tragic manor," one of the messages reads. The donation was signed by Dropkick Murphys' bassist Ken Casey.
The final message states, "Once again on behalf of the band we are sorry for your loss and grieve with you."
Famed punk band Dropkick Murphys was forced to cancel a concert date after the band's tour bus struck and killed a pedestrian on I-35 near McNeil Road in what appears to be a suicide.
The band was traveling to Oklahoma following a show in San Antonio when 23-year-old Dalton Clark stepped in front of their bus. According to the Round Rock Police Department, Clark was pronounced dead at the scene. The police are still investigating the incident, but have confirmed that the bus driver was not violating traffic laws at the time.
Band members posted on the Dropkick Murphys' Facebook page shortly after the accident. "As much as it pains us to miss a show and we truly apologize for it, we'd like to stop and acknowledge that a man has lost his life," the band says in their Facebook post. "Please keep him and any family he might have in your prayers."
Unfortunately this tragedy comes on top of another. The band was already planning a stop in Dallas so that lead singer Al Barr could board a plane back to New England to attend the funeral of a "life-long friend," according to Facebook.
There is no word yet from the band on how the incident will affect the rest of the tour dates. "We were left with a driver that has been severely shaken up by the accident and a bus too damaged to continue onto Tulsa," the band said. However, Tulsa fans will receive refunds for the canceled show and were invited to a free concert on Sunday night with Dropkick Murphys' opening acts Bryan McPherson and Blood or Whiskey.
According to a GoFundMe campaign, Clark leaves behind a young son and girlfriend.