Kottonmouth Kings weren’t held up by a bank robber, but they certainly encountered one! While enjoying a day off in Chicago, IL California based rip-hop hybrids the Kottonmouth Kings were woken by a bank robber fleeing the scene of the crime. The robber was passing by the Kottonmouth Kings tour bus parked outside the House of Blues, just the stolen funds he was carrying exploded with red bank dye covering the side of the bus and members of the Kottonmouth Kings crew.
Video footage of the aftermath can be seen online here.
The band commented about the bizarre situation:
“I stepped off the bus and this huge pile of money and red smoke comes flying at me right when I opened the door,” said Kottonmouth Kings stage manager The Taxman. “I thought I was lucky and then all the sudden ‘poof’ this cloud of red smoke came up and hit me, while some guy took off running because apparently he robbed a bank. This was our first day off after thirteen nights in a row so I was kinda out of it.”
Kottonmouth Kings are currently on tour with La Coka Nostra, Blaze Ya’ Dead Homie, Potluck and Big B as a part of the Bring Tha Noize Tour. The group is touring in support of their tenth studio release, “The Green Album”, which debuted at number one on the Billboard Independent Charts.
Bring Tha Noize Tour 2009:
Mar 12 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club
Mar 13 Detroit, MI @ Clutch Cargos
Mar 14 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Mar 15 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Mar 17 Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
Mar 18 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Mar 19 Cheswick, PA @ Gravity Nightclub
Mar 20 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Mar 21 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head
Mar 22 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
Mar 23 New York, NY @ BB Kings
Mar 26 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Mar 27 Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
Mar 28 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Mar 29 Sauget, IL @ Pops
Mar 31 Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
Apr 01 Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
Apr 02 Wichita, KS @ Cotillion Ballroom
Apr 03 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
Apr 04 Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
Visit the band’s site for details here.