Kids In Glass Houses' UK tour with Cartel and Propellers almost ended in disaster earlier today when the band's tour bus caught fire en route to a gig in Newcastle.
Thankfully nobody was injured but instagram photos show the extent of the damage to their gear.
The fire is the band's second dramatic near-miss within 24 hours after an attempt to break into their bus was stopped last night.
We're extremely glad to hear that everyone is safe and hope the rest of their tour runs smoothly.
UPDATE: Kids In Glass Houses were later forced to cancel their Newcastle show due to the damage the fire caused. The show is currently being rescheduled. The band also released a short statement during which they wrote "We are all ok, just a little shaken up."
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"Our bus just caught fire. We're all safe.
— Philip Jenkins (@philipjjenkins) October 6, 2013
Our bus caught fire and burnt some of our gear. We're not having much luck apart from still being alive.
— Aled Phillips (@aledsavedlatin) October 6, 2013
Our bus caught fire. Everyone is ok and thankful for it. http://t.co/fzkb5Cikto
— iain mahanty (@iainisrad) October 6, 2013"
On a more positive note, Kids In Glass Houses' new album 'Peace' is out now.