British group Her’s and tour director die in car crash


The two members of Liverpool band Her’s and their manager were killed in a car crash this week while touring the United States, the band’s label Heist or Hit has confirmed.

Both band members Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading and their manager Trevor Engelbrektson died in the crash on Wednesday. A fourth person, believed to be the driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash, was also killed.

The up-and-coming group had toured the United States and were preparing to return home, according to social media posts. She had performed in Phoenix and was on her way to Santa Ana, California. According to local reports, the crash happened on Interstate 10 after a Nissan pickup collided head-on with a Ford van, one of the vehicles going in the wrong direction.

“It is with immense sadness that we inform you with regret that the group of Liverpool Her’s, Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading and their tour director Trevor Engelbrektson tragically died in a road accident in the early hours of Wednesday March 27th. whether they were going to a show in Santa Ana, Calif., “Heist or Hit said.” We are all heartbroken. “

Fitzpatrick, who was British, and Laading, a Norwegian, met while they were students in Liverpool. Their group had built an following and was broadcast on BBC Radio. Their 19-date tour of the United States was their second tour of the country and followed the release of their 2018 album “Invitation to Her’s”.

Heist or Hit said that as “humans they were warm, sweet and hilarious.” The label added: “To say they were close would be an understatement of a friendship that is truly beautiful to see; they loved each other like brothers.

“Musically, hers were amazing. An aptitude for melody, fun and entertainment combined with a complexity as sophisticated as it is elegant.

The group has been replaced by UTA. Stephen and Audun were two of the most passionate and dedicated artists I have had the honor to work with, ”Zach Hyde of the agency said in a statement. “Their dynamic spirit and sincere love of music was felt throughout everything they created. As their journey had only just begun, it was inspiring to see the immense support and enthusiasm for their future. All of their friends at UTA will miss them very much.


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