Published Apr 20, 2015As previously reported, Twin Shadow's touring members and crew were involved in a serious multi-vehicle accident in Colorado on Friday (April 17).
The band have now issued a statement confirming details of the accident and offering an update on the injured parties.
The statement confirms that the crash took place on Interstate 70 in Aurora, CO, and notes that an investigation of the circumstances of accident is currently underway.
Twelve band and crew members were on the bus, and everyone on the bus was taken to one of two hospitals. As of Monday morning (April 20), driver John Crawford and Twin Shadow drummer Andy Bauer remain hospitalized "in serious condition." Twin Shadow frontman George Lewis Jr. will have to undergo reconstructive hand surgery this week.
Unfortunately, but unsurprisingly, the remaining tour dates scheduled between April 21 and May 22 have been postponed.
The statement closes by saying, "The band and crew send a heartfelt thanks to everyone in Colorado and beyond who have helped through this difficult time."
You can read the full statement for yourself below:
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 to 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.
Despite the injuries, Lewis Jr. remained active on social media, sending out his gratitude and a photo of his bandaged hand via Instagram.