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Ash drummer Rick McMurray was injured early Friday morning as the band's tour bus driver tried to avoid a shredded tire on Oregon's Interstate 5. The bus, which was carrying the Irish band between Area2 tour gigs in San Francisco and Seattle, tipped over, flinging the band members from their bunks. Only McMurray sustained injuries during the accident, and the band did not perform at the tour's Seattle stop.
According to a statement, at deadline the band was unsure how soon it would be until McMurray would be able to perform, and whether or not his injuries would keep the band from its planned appearances at the U.K.'s Reading and Leeds Festivals on Friday (Aug. 23) and Saturday, respectively.
The band, which had been touring in support of "Free All Angels" (Kinetic), is also due to support Coldplay's upcoming North American tour, which kicks off Sept. 4 at Seattle's Paramount Theatre.
-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.