Interpol cancel another show, but make it to hotel after 60 hours on tour bus trapped in snow

Band became stuck on tour bus while travelling through Buffalo

Interpol have finally made it to a hotel after being stuck in a snowstorm in Buffalo, USA for 60 hours.

The New York band were forced to cancel a string of shows after being trapped on their tour bus for three days during the snowstorm that swept the American Midwest.

The band had set off from Columbus, Ohio, on Monday night, but on Tuesday morning they ended up at the centre of a snowstorm just outside Buffalo, New York on interstate highway I-90.


They cancelled Tuesday night’s concert in Toronto (November 18) and later their Thursday Montreal show (November 20), posting on their website: “Our bus is trapped in a snowstorm just outside of Buffalo.”

When the situation didn’t alleviate, they began tweeting images of their predicament for their followers, who started the hashtag #winterpol for encouragement.

There was some hope yesterday after the band’s bus started moving again, but it was shortly met by a roadblock.

This morning, guitarist Daniel Kessler finally revealed that the band were free of the bus and in a hotel in Buffalo. “Holed up for the night while we wait for the roads to open,” he said.

Though the band are out of their tour bus they’re still stranded and have been forced to cancel tonight’s show in Boston. A statement on the band’s Facebook page read: “Dear Boston, we’re now stranded in Buffalo while we wait for the roads to open. We wish that we could venture to your fine city for the show tonight but it’s just not possible.

“It’s with great sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of the show at the House of Blues. We promise to make it up to you. Please hold on to your tickets for now until we make further announcements for a rescheduled date. We would have loved nothing more than to have brought some rock to you.”


Kessler has since given an interview about the band’s adventure, in which he explained that at first he mistakenly believed the tour bus was halted because of border-crossing issues. “After we played a show Monday night in Columbus, we boarded the bus and were hopeful we’d cross the boarder at some point in the middle of the night,” he said.

“I kept thinking they let us through the border. Typically when you’re going into Canada, they ask you to descend from the bus and they check your papers and so forth. I kept feeling the bus stop intermittedly and thought, ‘Oh, they’re letting us go through this time.’ It wasn’t until early next morning that I realised, ‘No, we’re very much stuck in snow.'”

Revisit Interpol’s snowstorm journey below:

Interpol return to the UK and Ireland in February 2015 for a full headline tour.

Interpol return to the UK and Ireland in February 2015 for a full headline tour.

Interpol will play:

London Roundhouse (February 6, 7)
Manchester Albert Hall (8)
Dublin Olympia (10, 11, 12)
Glasgow Barrowlands (14)
Leeds Beckett Students’ Union (15)

To check the availability of Interpol tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765.


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