Halestorm’s Tour Bus Burned Down, Band Members Were Unharmed

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Man, it’s been one hell of a year for hard rockers Halestorm. First, the band were forced to postpone several dates on their coheadlining tour with Evanescence due to a COVID-19 outbreak on the tour. Now, the band are dealing with another unexpected and insane event — their bus bursting into flames.

Guitarist Joe Hottinger posted several photos of the band’s burned-out tour bus on his Instagram, writing, “Old Halestorm had a night for the books. We were all in our hotel rooms last night and we woke up to our bus burning down at 3AM. 

“Fun fun. No one was hurt.

“The Worcester fire department got there and put the fire out. They were amazing. Our fearless security Steve pulled guitars and luggage out of the bay. We all lost some stuff, but it was just stuff.

“The investigator doesn’t know what started it, but it began in the bunk hall. What matters is that no one was hurt. The best part is that tonight, we will rock. Looking forward to playing some music and forgetting about things being on fire.  See you tonight Worcester!”


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Yeesh, look at the inside of that bus. Thank whatever powers that be that no one was on it at the time.

Singer Lzzy Hale also posted this crazy video of the band examining the burnt-out bus:


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Lzzy followed up with a tweet saying, “Thank you to everyone for the well wishes. Like Joe said in his post,we lost some stuff, but so grateful that it was only stuff and no one was sleeping on the bus last night. I’m still shook, and emotions are a bit high today.But looks like the universe is not done with us yet!”

Everyone at The Pit wishes Halestorm a safe trip home, and hopes they can recoup their losses and hit the road again in the near future. We’re just glad everyone’s okay.


Words by Chris Krovatin