Published Jun 22, 2015Montreal-via-Edmonton pop explorer Alex Calder was in the midst of a tour with Surfer Blood in support of his Strange Dreams LP, but it's been abruptly cut short after a member of his backing band was struck by a car.
Calder's bassist Thomas Holmes was hit after the band's show in Los Angeles on Friday (June 19). He suffered multiple injuries, including a broken scapula, broken ribs, five fractured vertebrae and some sprains.
As a result, Calder has cancelled the remainder of his tour dates with Surfer Blood. Holmes will fly home to Vancouver, where his parents live, while Calder and his drummer Conor Donaldson will fly to Montreal. They plan to ship their van back to Montreal, which they've determined is the most cost effective way of getting it home.
As could be expected, there are a number of costs associated with this sudden emergency so Calder has launched a GoFundMe page. He's set a goal of $3,000 to help cover the costs.
If you feel so compelled, you can donate to the fund here.