Christian band Sidewalk Prophets reports their trailer caught fire this morning on I-40 outside of Okemah, Oklahoma.
16 years and nothing this scary has happened before. We had a horrific fire last-night. Band and crew are safe. Nearly 100K in gear/merchandise lost. #swpfamily https://t.co/LWAEYY3nl6 pic.twitter.com/lNbSx2cUFS— Sidewalk Prophets (@swprophets) February 9, 2018
Band members say that the driver and crew members were able to unlodge the bus from the trailer safely before the trailer completely went up in flames.
Guitarist Ben McDonald writes:
"Unfortunately, the trailer contained a lifelong collection of priceless musical equipment and many of the pieces that were crucial to our tour. Many of these items are rare and cannot be replaced. We are estimating the value of lost gear/equipment/merchandise at over 95,000 dollars.
We are currently working with our insurance company to file a claim but know from past experiences that most of these items will not be covered.
We believe that there is a darkness that would desire to slow us down, shut us up, and fill us with fear and we are resolved to continue the work we've been called. We are committed to the cause of Christ and will do everything in our power to continue playing shows, writing songs, sharing unconditional love and hope across the country and world.
Tonight we are heading to Amarillo and will perform a show with whatever working pieces of instrument and gear we have."
This is the third stop on their new tour. The concert is tonight at Oasis SBC at 7 p.m.
@KAMRLocal4News @AmarilloTXDaily @OASISamarillo @mandisaofficial @swprophets These guys are on their way here -spread the word - I’m sure some loaner equipment will be needed. #AmarilloMusicians https://t.co/x8I7XLUtMM— Diana 🔆 (@drpenn) February 9, 2018
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