Bus Woes Postponed Last Weekend's Shows
Sun., May. 15. 2011 10:58pm EDT
Last weekend's concerts in Anderson IN and Peebles OH have been postponed, because our newly repaired bus suffered severe damage the previous weekend when a big part holding one of its axles broke off.
We discovered it Sunday and immediately took the bus to a repair shop in North Carolina. Their mechanic said it was too much work to do there, but it would be safe enough to drive home (the damage was held in place by an airbag and a shock) for repairs.
Our local mechanic has since looked at it and says the broken part was apparently welded back together before by one of the bus's previous owners. The repairs needed are extensive and expensive.
Just to fix it the way it was fixed by the previous owner will cost several thousand dollars. To fix it so it doesn't happen again will cost significantly more.
Furthermore, the repairs have forced us to postpone this weekend's concerts. So we have major unexpected expenses plus the loss of concerts we already needed to pay regular bills.
The Peebles OH show is tentatively rescheduled for Friday, August 19. We should have official word on that this coming week. Fans who bought tickets can use them for the rescheduled show or they can get a refund.
There is no rescheduled date for the Anderson IN show at this time, so we have refunded the payments of fans who bought online. The church will be offering refunds at the church during business hours and also this Friday from 7-8 p.m. For refunds for tickets purchased through the church, please call 765-649-6612.
Please pray for us. If you feel led to help financially, please go to:
If you prefer to mail a check or money order, please make it out to "ApologetiX" and send it to:
208 Charlemma Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15214-1414
Thanks again. Please do not feel pressured to give, but please do pray. God bless you.