Weezer has canceled all of its remaining dates this month after a tour bus carrying lead-singer Rivers Cuomo and his family was involved in an interstate-highway accident.
Weezer has canceled all of its remaining dates this month after a tour bus carrying lead-singer Rivers Cuomo and his family was involved in an interstate-highway accident. The bus Cuomo and his family were on was traveling about 40 miles west of Albany, NY, when it hit a patch of black ice and careened off of Interstate 90, according to the band’s website. Cuomo suffered three broken ribs and an unspecified injury to his lower leg in the crash, while Cuomo’s assistant fractured two ribs. Cuomo’s wife and baby daughter, who were also on the bus at the time of the crash, were unharmed.Cuomo was transported to a local hospital, where he is “resting about as comfortably as could be expected,” according to the group. According to a report posted on the band’s website, the sliding interior doors on the bus “were fused shut and the bus’s electronics were ruined, so no one could get into the back lounge where Rivers lay immobile and unable to speak due to the pain in his ribcage.” The website described the scene as “a chaotic mess with broken glass, smashed glasses and plates, food and clothing items strewn everywhere,” with EMTs and firefighters resorting to a ladder pitched over a ravine to extricate Cuomo from the bus’s rear window. The band’s three remaining shows this month have been canceled, with no makeup dates currently set. Ticket-holders should check the band’s website for additional information regarding refunds. “Raditude” Weezer’s seventh studio album, surfaced last month. The set boasts a slew of co-production credits, including Jacknife Lee (U2, R.E.M.) and Butch Walker (Saosin, Katy Perry), as well as Cuomo. The album’s first single, “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To,” hit radio waves in August, debuting at No. 21 on both the Billboard Rock Songs and Alternative Songs charts, eventually peaking at No. 2 on the latter.