Friday, February 18, 2011

Justin Moore, Crew OK After Bus Catches Fire

Justin Moore might be thinking twice about ever returning to Detroit. The country singer was headed to the area early Wednesday morning for a show at the Royal Oaks Theater when his bus caught fire. Everyone on board was able to escape the smoke-filled vehicle, and the driver put out the flames in about ten minutes. Damage was kept to a minimum, and Moore and his crew were able to drive the bus to their hotel. Moore is maintaining an optimistic attitude about the incident, saying, quote, "We really love coming to the Detroit area. I just hope in the future it gets a little more simple, as far as our trips go!" He adds, quote, "In all seriousness, we're thankful that we're all safe, and feel blessed. It could've been a lot worse than it was."

This was the second problem Moore has had with a show at the Royal Oaks Theater. He lost one of his favorite guitars when he performed at the venue last March after someone Moore's camp describes as "an enthusiastic fan" stole the instrument. Moore is currently on a club tour through the Midwest. Upcoming stops include one tonight in Columbus, Ohio and in Covington, Kentucky on Saturday.