David Zablidowsky killed in Florida crash

David ZablidowskyDavid Zablidowsky killed in Florida crash

Adrenaline Mob, TSO bassist had been on way to concert

By David Sands
July 19, 2017

David Zablidowsky, bassist for Adrenaline Mob and Trans-Siberian Orchestra, was killed Friday (July 14) in a Florida auto collision. Six other people were injured and taken to the hospital as the result of the three-vehicle accident.

The musician and several other passengers had been sitting in the band’s RV, which had pulled over to fix a flat tire, when a tractor-trailer lost control on Interstate 75 and veered into them. The driver of a 2003 GMC Sierra also collided with them. At the time of the accident, the band had been traveling from Biloxi, Mississippi, to St. Petersburg, Florida for a Friday show.

In a statement posted to Facebook, Adrenaline Mob drummer Jordan Cannata — who was hurt in the accident along with vocalist Russell Allen and guitarist Mike Orlando and several of the group’s crew members — shared his feelings about the loss of his friend and bandmate:

“We are all devastated and will need some time to physically and mentally cope but the outpouring of love has been nothing short of inspiring. David Z…I love you, I miss you, and send my heartfelt condolences to your family and friends. To the rest of my band mates and crew, I love you all. Please keep everyone involved in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you everyone. RIP David Z”

David Zablidowsky joined Adrenaline Mob in 2016 and had been a longtime member of Trans-Siberian Orchestra. With his brother Paulie Zablidowsky, He had also played in the band Z02, which was the subject of the IFC comedy Z Rock.

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