BONDED BY BLOOD INVOLVED IN WEEKEND VAN ACCIDENT

January 31st, 2011
by EvilG
New BONDED BY BLOOD Line-up Pic

New BONDED BY BLOOD Line-up Pic

The members of BONDED BY BLOOD are all doing fine after a van accident that had occurred this past weekend. Bassist, Jerry Garcia updated fans on the situation with a statement written on his Tumblr page (http://moreworldsthanone.tumblr.com/):

“We were on our way to Trenton, NJ and our trailer took us for a spin on the highway. We had a great gig last night and we were happy to finally get into the groove of things, unfortunately everything has come to a cold and dreadful stop. I was driving the van on our way to New Jersey when we suddenly skid across the road and nearly hit a wall. Unfortunately our fucking trailer flipped over and broke off the hinge!

As I was driving down the road the weather kept getting worse and worse. It was very difficult to see outside of our windows and the road was becoming one big sheet of ice. I could see the light from my headlights reflect off the pavement. I slowed down because I was afraid we would hydroplane. I was going about 40- 45 mph about two hours from the venue, listening to the song “Chase The Wind” by our friends band Holy Grail on my headphones, when suddenly I realized that our trailer was on a massive hydroplane completely adjacent to us. I kind of freaked out because I was afraid it would smash into the back of the van where Juan was sleeping. I laid off the gas and as soon as I did the trailer pulled the van and caused me to loose complete control. All I could say was “OH FUUUUCK!” I managed to narrowly miss the center divider and a few cars before we skid completely across the highway and almost hit the wall on the other side. We came to a stop about 3 feet from the wall!

It was a surreal experience to say the least. Something about listening to our buddy Luna (from Holy Grail) singing while we almost lost our lives just didn’t seem right. At least that is not how I would’ve expected to go. Everything happened so fast and my actions seemed automatic as if my instincts just kicked in and I did whatever it is I did behind the wheel without thinking about it. Im not superstitious but its kind of ironic that Mauro was listening to “Dying Season” by Heathen and the exit off the highway we took after all was said and done was named Moosic. Its like we exited music and in a way we did, for the night at least.
We will probably have to miss a few gigs until we can get back on our feet again and get some form of transportation for our gear. Our trailer is fucked beyond immediate repair. We will have to leave it behind and find something else to haul our stuff in. I just hope that our gear is fine and nothing was destroyed. I apologize to anyone that came to see us tonight or will come to see us tomorrow but our safety comes first. We have to get everything fixed and safe before we can go anywhere in this weather. We are extremely bummed that we will have to miss some gigs, this is DEFINITELY NOT OUR STYLE (To miss shows and disappoint our fans) but sometimes things get out of hand. Don’t worry guys, if we happen to miss your state due to this remember that our tour schedule is massive and we will be back in a few months! You guys should still go to the gigs and support Lazarus A.D. and the local acts that open up for them!

I would’ve been completely devastated if any of the guys got hurt tonight but thankfully we are all ok, hell were doing just fine! Alex is playing some video game on his PSP, Carlos is on the phone with some girl (I hope haha), Mauro is fucking around in the van and Juan is on his laptop like always! Everyone is in high spirits and in hopes that we can get on the road A.S.A.P! My team just won 2 nil and one of my favorite songs, Peace Sells But Who’s Buying, is playing on the Radio! Hahaha believe it or not Dee Snyder has his own radio station out here and here we are listening to it. Ahh its good to live to hear that song one more time!!!

Thanks for the well wishes guys, BBB will be back on the road in a little bit.

P.S. Fuck you snow, you can’t stop us!”

View photos of the accident here:

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BONDED BY BLOOD will join DEATH ANGEL and LAZARUS A.D. on the North American Retribution tour in time for their gig tomorrow in Springfield, VA.

North American Retribution 2011 Tour w/DEATH ANGEL and LAZARUS A.D

Feb. 01 – Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
Feb. 02 – Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
Feb. 03 – Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
Feb. 04 – Club Hell – Providence, RI
Feb. 05 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Feb. 06 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA
Feb. 07 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
Feb. 08 – Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
Feb. 09 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
Feb. 10 – Phoenix Hill Tavern – Louisville, KY
Feb. 11 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Feb. 12 – Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
Feb. 13 – Numbers – Houston, TX (w/ D.R.I.)
Feb. 14 – Emo’s – Austin, TX (w/ D.R.I.)
Feb. 15 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX (w/ D.R.I.)
Feb. 16 – Rail Club – Ft. Worth, TX
Feb. 18 – Club DV8 – Tucson, AZ
Feb. 19 – Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
Feb. 20 – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Feb. 21 – Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 22 – The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
Feb. 23 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
Feb. 24 – The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
Feb. 26 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

Mar. 05 – The Glass House – Pomona, CA (Scion Rock Fest)

w/LAZARUS A.D.

Mar. 09 – Academy 2 – London, UK
Mar. 10 – The Croft – Bristol, UK
Mar. 11 – Crauford Arms – Milton Keynes, UK
Mar. 12 – Well, Leeds – UK
Mar. 13 – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow – UK
Mar. 14 – The Maze, Nottingham – UK
Mar. 15 – Joiners, Southampton – UK
Mar. 16 – Metal Lust @ Brickmakers, Norwich – UK
Mar. 17 – Schlachthof, Wiesbaden – Germany
Mar. 18 – Dynamo, Zürich – Switzerland
Mar. 19 – Modra Vopice, Prague – Czech Republic
Mar. 20 – Orto Bar, Ljubljana – Slovenia
Mar. 21 – 3Raum /Arena, Vienna – Austria
Mar. 22 – Lazzaretto, Bologna – Italy
Mar. 23 – Mephisto, Barcelona – Spain
Mar. 24 – Hebe, Madrid – Spain
Mar. 25 – Paris Extreme, Paris – France
Mar. 26 – Santana 27 Black, Bilbao – Spain
Mar. 27 – Porto Rio, Porto – Portugal
Mar. 29 -  Headcrush, Hamburg – Germany
Mar. 30 -  Merleyn, Nijmegen – The Netherlands
Mar. 31 -  The Rock, Copenhagen – Denmark
Apr. 02 – JH Comma, Bruges – Belgium

Apr. 17 – Bradway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY (w/HATE)

w/SEPULTURA, BELPHEGOR, HATE, KEEP OF KALESSIN, NEURAXIS

Apr. 18 – The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
Apr. 19 – Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
Apr. 20 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
Apr. 22 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Apr. 23 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
Apr. 24 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 25 – The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
Apr. 26 – Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
Apr. 27 – The Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL
Apr. 28 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Apr. 29 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
May 01 – Clicks – Tyler, TX
May 02 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
May 03 – Trees – Dallas, TX
May 05 – Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
May 06 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
May 07 – The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ (w/ D.R.I.)
May 08 – Club DV8 – Tucson, AZ (w/ D.R.I.)
May 09 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
May 10 – The Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
May 11 – The Grand Ballroom at Regency Center – San Francisco, CA
May 12 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
May 13 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
May 14 – The Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
May 16 – Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
May 18 – Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
May 19 – Reggies Rock Club – Chicago, IL
May 20 – Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
May 21 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
May 22 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

w/SEPULTURA, NEVERMORE, HATE, KEEP OF KALESSIN, NEURAXIS

May 23 – Expo Five – Louisville, KY
May 24 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
May 26 – The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
May 27 – The Exchange – Regina, SK – CANADA
May 28 – Dickens – Calgary, AB – CANADA
May 29 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
May 31 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA

Tickets for this tour are now available here: http://www.enterthevault.com/artist.php?id=645

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