Winter 2014 is setting itself up to be a rough concert season for Montreal. With Buffalo’s 70-plus inch snowstorm that locked indie rockers Interpol dead on the interstate, a trend of unlikely circumstances seem to be impeding on the music scene entering the south-eastern Canadian border. This time, chalk up a trailer fire from the on route Run The Jewels as the latest untimely event.
As far as the tally goes, the last week hasn’t been the best for Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike and El-P. Last Monday’s show in St. Louis was nearly cancelled after the duo voiced complications with their tour van; although the show did eventually take place. Notably, this was the same night when Killer Mike delivered his teary-eyed speech transfixed around the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson, and where one fan threw a shade at El-P. Concerning the cancellation of Thursday’s performance in Montreal, it “couldn’t be helped,” says El-P. The trailer fire housing their merchandise was the straw that broke the camel’s back, however, Run The Jewels will fly out to Toronto in effort to not fall off track of the tour’s schedule.
To see if Killer Mike and El-P will (hopefully) make it to a city near you, view a list of their tour dates here. For a deeper take on a week as Run The Jewels, dig into their social media postings as they set the world on fire.