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Twin Shadow tour postponed after Colorado bus crash; George Lewis Jr. to have reconstructive hand surgery

 

On Friday Twin Shadow and crew were involved in a serious tour bus accident en route to a show in Denver, Colorado. The accident on Interstate 70 in Aurora hospitalized a dozen people, and now the New York band has released a statement regarding the aftermath of the crash.

Two people, bus driver John Crawford and Twin Shadow drummer Andy Bauer, remain hospitalized, and frontman/songwriter George Lewis, Jr., a former Boston resident and member of 2000s rock band Mad Man Films, will require reconstructive hand surgery.

Here is their statement, via Pitchfork” target=”_blank”>via Pitchfork:

 

Driving on Friday morning April 17th, Twin Shadow’s tour bus hit a tractor-trailer on Interstate 70 in Aurora, Colorado. The circumstances surrounding the accident are being investigated.

There were 12 people on the tour bus consisting of band and crew. 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.

While everyone involved in the accident recovers, Twin Shadow are postponing tour dates scheduled for April 21- May 22nd.

 
 

The band and crew send a heartfelt thanks to everyone in Colorado and beyond who have helped through this difficult time.

We will update you as we have more information.

Here is a photo from the scene of Friday’s accident, via the ​Aurora Police Dept. The list of postponed tour dates is after the image.

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Updated Twin Shadow tour dates:

04-21 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
04-23 Seattle, WA – Neumos
04-24 Vancouver, British Columbia – Imperial
04-25 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
04-27 Reno, NV – The Knitting Factory
04-29 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
04-30 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
05-15 Vienna, Austria – Grelle Forelle
05-16 Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel – Barby Club
05-19 London, England – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
05-20 Manchester, England – The Deaf Institute
05-22 Mannheim, Germany – Maifeld Derby 2015

05-23 Paris, France – Le Trianon
05-24 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg Oude Zaal
05-26 Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich
05-27 Cologne, Germany – Luxor
05-28 Baden, Switzerland – Nordportal
05-30 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound
05-31 Berlin, Germany – Berlin Festival
06-05-07 New York, NY – Governor’s Ball
06-12 Mexico City, Mexico – Sala
07-31-08-02 Montreal, Quebec – Osheaga
09-15 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
09-17 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09-18 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavillion at Riverbend
09-19 Columbus, OH – Lifestyle Communities Pavillion
09-21 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits