Weezer band cancels December show after car crash

14:45, December 08, 2009      

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Rock band Weezer canceled its December concerts after its lead singer sustained minor injuries in band's tour bus crash 40 miles from Albany, New York, according to media reports on Tuesday.

 The Weezer tour bus, carrying Rivers Cuomo, the band's front man, his wife, daughter, their nanny and his assistant, was traveling from Toronto, Ontario, to Boston, Massachusetts, for a Monday night show when it hit black ice.

Cuomo was hospitalized with three cracked ribs from the bus crash while his wife and 2 year-old daughter were not injured.

Members of the rock band Weezer are thankful for their tour bus driver, who significantly reduced the amount of damage in what could have been a much more tragic accident Sunday morning.

Weezer was due to perform this month in Boston, Washington, D.C., and Camden, New Jersey. Plans for the band's January shows have not been set.

"We are sorry to say that the rest of the December Raditude Tour has been canceled," the band's website said, without mentioning whether ticket holders for those shows would receive refunds, or whether the dates will be rescheduled.

The band's hit songs include "Buddy Holly" and "Island in the Sun," and last month it released the album "Raditude."

Source: Xinhuanet/Agencies
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