Antique Records’ artist Sledding With Tigers was involved in a car accident this weekend while traveling between Oklahoma and St. Louis on his US tour. Thankfully, no one was injured in incident, but the band’s vehicle was totaled. As a result, all remaining tour dates have been cancelled.
This setback extends beyond Sledding With Tigers’ current tour, as the vehicle involved in the accident was also frontman Dan Faughdner’s only means of transportation. As he explains in a new letter to fans:
“Hey guys, it’s me, Dan. A few days ago, my friend Nick and I headed out on our first midwest tour. I’d done two California tours, but this was our first time going across the country. We made it two days, and then fate took it’s ugly hand and punched us in the Touring Band Kidneys. On our way from Guthrie, OK to St. Louis, the car hit a bump and swerved out of control. I had dozed off in the passenger seat and woke up to the screeching sounds of rubber and hot asphalt. We hit a guard rail and flipped a car, eventually landing on the side. I have a few cuts and scrapes, but nothing too awful, and we walked away from the accident. Unfortunately, my car did not.
We’re currently trying to fly back to San Diego, and I’m typing this in the Schlotsky’s of the Oklahoma Will Rodger’s World Airport.
The car that was totaled was the same car that I use everyday to get to my two jobs in San Diego, as well as volunteering at the Che Cafe. Without it, I am absolutely stranded. The Monday morning (late Sunday Evening) quarterback in me is screaming 100 things we could’ve done differently, but now it’s time to move forward. That’s why, in an effort to help pay (at least a fraction) of the cost for a new car, we are selling this cool, nice, fancy t-shirt with a picture of my car on its side. It would mean the world to me if you could help us out in any way. We are safe and that’s what matters. We may be bumped, bruised and scuffed, but we’re not done yet.
Thanks and I love you all,
In order to help Dan get back on his feet, Antique Records has launched pre-orders for a limited edition Sledding With Tigers t-shirt. The design features a photo from the scene of the accident, as well as the line “Never Really Good At Touring,” which pokes fun at the song “Never Really Good At Sports” that is found on Sledding With Tigers’ most recent studio release. You can view the design below:
About the band: Self-described as ‘not folk enough for folk’ and ‘not punk enough for punk, Sledding With Tigers hail from the West Coast with a sound entirely their own. They play songs that they like to play. They screw them up when they play them fast, but they have a good time. You can download their entire discography, for free, on Bandcamp.