The Offspring were en route to play a concert in Rimouski, Quebec, Canada on Saturday (August 6th) when one of their vehicles caught fire. The band escaped unharmed, however “luggage, passports, laptops and pretty much everything else was destroyed,” according to a social media post from them which included a short video of their SUV burning.
In the Saturday post, the band explained, “While traveling through Canada yesterday, something flew off the vehicle in front of us and became wedged underneath one of our SUVs and it caught fire . . . We are happy to report that everyone is doing ok and we've made it safely to Rimouski and will be performing tonight at Les Grandes Fetes TELUS. Hope to see everyone there!”
The Offspring's Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman also shared a video of the vehicle fire writing in part, “It could've been much worse. The band & I are so thankful & relieved that all involved are OK. No one is sure what started the fire yet, but the SUV hit something big & heavy, possibly a lost trailer hitch, and within seconds the vehicle was in flames. You can see from the video that they didn't even get off the Highway before everyone had to bail. No time to save any belongings. Scary sh*t!”
The band is currently touring in support of their 2021 album, Let The Bad Times Roll.