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    Fri, 21 Nov 2008 11:27:56

    The Roots Suffer Minor Injuries in Bus Accident  - The outcome was a 'frigging miracle'

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    The Roots are currently recovering from a tour bus crash that occurred on the way to Paris this past Wednesday. In a blog posting about the accident, drummer Ammir "?uestlove" Thompson wrote, "In reality the crash was all of about seven seconds, but to do a 360 on the highway and end up ramped up (the van that crashed into ours was UNDER our double decker bus) in the air... is... well... a frigging miracle."

    The fate of the group's forthcoming tour dates is unclear at the moment—some members suffered minor injuries—although it appears things will go on as planned, beginning with a gig tonight in Lille, France.

    In other news, an MTV.com report has stirred rumors of the Roots' involvement in Jimmy Fallon's Late Night takeover next year. In a not-so-subtle hint at their potential house band gig, Thompson said, "I'mma love my new home at 30 Rock. Two visits and I'm already on a first-name basis with the SNL cats."

    The Roots live:
    11/21 Lille, France - Aeronef
    11/23 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
    11/24 Stockholm, Sweden - Berns
    11/26 Hamburg, Germany - Docks
    11/27 Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
    11/28 Warsaw, Poland - Arena Ursynon
    11/29 Skopje, Macedonia - Taksirat 10 Festival
    12/1 Nottingham, England - Rock City
    12/2 Manchester, England - Academy
    12/3 Bristol, England - Academy
    12/5 London, England - The Forum
    12/6 London, England - The Forum
    12/7 Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
    12/8 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
    12/9 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    11.21.08



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