All Members of Sabaton in Car Crash, Upcoming Show Canceled
All five members of Sabaton were in a car crash on Friday, August 30, when returning from a video shoot in the Sahara Desert in Tunisia. Despite injuries requiring medical attention, everyone is expected to make a full recovery, although the band’s upcoming show in Gdansk, Poland has been canceled.
Sabaton’s upcoming fall North American tour with Hammerfall, in support of their recent release, The Great War, will go on as planned.
“Two days ago in Tunisia we were involved in a serious traffic incident upon our return from a video shoot in the Sahara desert.
“We are all broken, badly beaten, bleeding and stitched up, but happy to be alive and confident that we will be fully recovered over time.
“However, after consulting medical expertise and evaluating all our injuries we are sure that we cannot do the scheduled concert in Poland today without risk of consequential injuries.
“We will be back with full force in October for the North American tour and will return to Gdansk as soon as possible.
“Until then we would like to share a few of our private images from the filming in Sahara and the accident.
“Thanks for understanding /The Band.”
More photos of the crash and the video shoot can also be found at Sabaton’s official website.
On behalf of everyone at MetalSucks, we’re just glad that the guys escaped the accident without permanent, life-altering injuries. We wish them all a speedy recovery.
Sabaton 2019 North American Tour Dates with Hammerfall:
10/04 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/05 – Tampa, FL @ Jannus Landing
10/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
10/08 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
10/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
10/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
10/14 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom
10/15 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
10/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
10/18 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
10/19 – Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theater
10/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/23 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
10/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
10/26 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
10/27 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Ballroom
10/29 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
10/30 – Montreal, QC @ M Telus
11/01 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
11/02 – New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
11/03 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore