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Interpol trapped on their tour bus in New York snow for 50 hours

The band were on their way to Canada.

tour Source: @brandon_curtis

NEW YORK BAND Interpol have been trapped on their tour bus in upstate New York for two days.

The band were on their way to Canada for a shows in Toronto and Montreal when they got caught in the massive snowstorm in Lackawanna, near Buffalo.

Read: Deadly US snow burst kills 8 people… and there’s more snow to come

On Tuesday Brandon Curtis began tweeting their concerns that their journey north might not go too smoothly:

On Tuesday evening they announced that they were cancelling their show in Toronto that night.


And the bus hasn’t moved since. The band have been able to leave the vehicle thanks to the work of the local fire department, but they’ve been living on the bus, tweeting alarming images of the scenes around them.

Last night’s show in Montreal was also cancelled after yet more heavy snowfall:


The band say they’ve been kept going working on their music, having some drinks, and enjoying sustenance from a local cafe, run by “our hero Rooster keeping his cafe open for the stranded. Salt of the earth”.

Our hero, Rooster keeping his cafe open for the stranded. Salt of the Earth. PB Source: interpol

In the last few hours they’ve tweeted that the storm is continuing, with guitarist Daniel Kessler tweeting:

The storm be picking up right now. Weird lightning effects.

It’s thought that a year’s worth of snow could be dumped on the area over just two days. A metre of snow is expected to fall today.

Read: State of emergency declared in upstate New York>

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