Halestorm had quite the scare in the early hours of today (January 20) when the band’s tour bus caught fire while they were in their hotel.

Guitarist Joe Hottinger shared this news via Instagram along with photos of the gnarly damage. which are embedded below. Along with the photos, Hottinger shared the following caption:

“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!”

Halestorm is currently wrapping up co-headlining tour dates with Evanescence. Following the show tonight in Worcester, Mass., the tour will wrap tomorrow night (January 21) in Newark, N.J.


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