Twin Shadow's Drummer in 'Serious Condition' after Bus Crash, Tour Postponed
Bus driver John Crawford and drummer Andy Bauer remain hospitalized, while frontman George Lewis Jr. injured his hand in the pileup.
A major accident involving Twin Shadow's tour bus on Friday (Apr. 17) left the band's drummer and bus driver hospitalized through the weekend, and a month of the indie rock group's tour dates have been postponed.
In a press statement released on Monday, the band confirmed that the tour bus hit a tractor-trailer on Interstate 70 in Aurora, Colo. on Friday morning, as the group was headed to Denver for a scheduled show at the city's Bluebird Theater on Friday night. "There were 12 people on the tour bus consisting of band and crew," the statement reads. "Everyone was taken to two local hospitals. At this time both driver John Crawford and Twin Shadow drummer Andy Bauer remain hospitalized, in serious condition. George Lewis Jr. AKA Twin Shadow will be undergoing reconstructive hand surgery this week."
In addition, Twin Shadow has postponed their tour dates scheduled from April 21 through May 22. The band was on tour in North America supporting new album Eclipse, released last month, and is scheduled to tour Europe in late May before returning to the U.S. for the Governors Ball Music Festival on June 5.
"The band and crew send a heartfelt thanks to everyone in Colorado and beyond who have helped through this difficult time," the statement continues. Furthermore, the circumstances surrounding the serious crash "are being investigated."