We Are The Union Tour Crash

Detroit’s We Are The Union recently faced a touring tragedy while driving across Canada in support of acts Strung Out and Rufio.

The band’s van hit a moose on a highway near Lanham, Saskatchewan, early Sept. 4, totaling the vehicle and knocking the animal into an adjacent lane of traffic. A pickup reportedly hit the moose moments later and crashed, ejecting the occupants. One was pronounced dead at the scene, CBC News reported.

Photo: John Davisson
Harvest of Hope Festival, St. Johns County Fairgrounds, Saint Augustine, Fla.

WATU vocalist Reed Wolcott said in a statement that the band appreciated the sympathy it has received from fans following the incident. However, “the only tragedy here is the two people who lost a family member this morning. We’re all okay, trying to figure out a way to continue the tour. Don’t worry about us. Worry about them.”

Tonight WATU plays The Mansion Nightclub in Barrie, Ontario, followed by several more Canadian gigs and a round of U.S. dates.

The band is accepting donations to help finance a new vehicle to finish the tour. Donations can be made via PayPal to the email address [email protected].

Click here for the CBC News story.

Click here for We Are The Union’s MySpace page.