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The Coup Survive Harrowing Bus Crash

In a truly terrifying reminder that anything can happen on the road, the tour bus for hip-hop outfit the Coup (on tour with rapper Mr. Lif) crashed this past Saturday (Dec. 2) near Imperial, CA, flipping over and eventually catching on fire. The accident happened just following a performance at San Diego’s House of Blues. Everyone on board managed to escape the wreck before fire overtook it, but artists Silk-E and DJ Wiz, merchandise person Zhana, and the tour’s bus driver sustained serious injuries and were either flown or driven to hospitals in nearby San Diego and Palm Springs. Plenty of the tour participants’ possessions were lost in the fire, but everyone is doing fine. The Coup was touring behind their latest album, Pick A Bigger Weapon. With the injuries sustained and the financial blow of the accident, the tour is now in doubt, and while the bands involved have not officially canceled the tour, the dates below have been scrapped.

These dates have been officially canceled:

12/5, Boulder, CO (Fox Theatre & Cafe)
12/6, Denver, CO (Quixotes)
12/9, Chicago, IL (The Abbey)

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