Run the Jewels rapper El-P has announced that a bus breakdown and a fire in their merch trailer took place on the road earlier today (November 26), forcing him and Killer Mike to postpone their concert in Montreal tomorrow.
News first came from the rapper over Twitter, where he reported the harrowing incident, which occurred while the group were on their way from Detroit to Toronto, as such:
Switching to his Instagram account, he posted footage of the tour van pulled over to the side of a highway, with the back of the group's U-Haul opened up and merch strewn across a field. As you'll see, some of the items are ablaze.
hi you've reached my phone. i have no voice, my bus is dead, merch trailer caught fire and I'm flying to toronto. call back tomorrow.— el-p (@therealelp) November 26, 2014
The group have apparently been forced to postpone tomorrow night's performance at Montreal's Club Soda, but El-P tweeted, "we will work hard to reschedule a Montreal show for as soon as we can." Tonight's performance at Toronto's Danforth Music Hall will go down as planned, with Run the Jewels undertaking air travel to get to the club.
It's been a tough week for Run the Jewels, who had reported van problems on Monday night (November 24) that nearly derailed a show at St. Louis' Ready Room. The band eventually made it to the club, with Killer Mike delivering a passionate speech about the Ferguson grand jury's decision that night to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown last summer.
the good news is that we are still going to make our Toronto show. headed to the airport now. also we are alive.— el-p (@therealelp) November 26, 2014
UPDATE: Killer Mike has also shared an Instagram video of the trailer fire, which you can see down below.
11/26 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *
11/28 Boston, MA - Paradise *
11/29 New York, NY - Stage 48 *
12/10 Glasgow, UK - Glasgow Garage
12/11 Manchester, UK - Gorilla
12/12 London, UK - Koko
12/13 Paris, FR - La Bellevilloise
12/15 Oslo, NO - BLA
12/16 Stockholm, SE - Debaser Strand
12/19 Copenhagen, DK - Pumpehuset
12/20 Utrecht, NL - Tivoli Vredenburg
12/21 Dublin, IE - Opium Rooms
12/30 Lorne, AU - Falls Festival
12/31 Marion Bay, AU - Falls Festival
01/01 Sydney, AU - Field Day
01/02 Byron Bay, AU - Falls Festival
01/04 Busselton, AU - Southbound Festival
01/07 Sydney, AU - Enmore Theatre ^
01/08 Melbourne, AU - The Forum ^
01/09 Brisbane, AU - Hi Fi ^
01/10 Auckland, NZ - Town Hall ^
* with Ratking & Despot
~ with Despot
^ with Joey Bada$$