NEW YORK (VIP NEWS) — Weezer has canceled all of the remaining tour dates on its schedule, including the band's planned shows next month, as singer Rivers Cuomo continues to recuperate from injuries suffered in a bus crash earlier this month.
The January dates, scrubbed "on doctor's orders," according to a press statement from the band's publicist, consist of shows in San Francisco (1/9); Irvine, CA (1/11); La Jolla, CA (1/13) and Phoenix (1/15). Refunds will be available at point of purchase for all canceled shows, including the previously canceled December dates. At present, none of the canceled shows have been rescheduled.
Cuomo was injured Dec. 6 when the tour bus carrying the singer, his family and his assistant, Sarah Kim, hit a patch of black ice about 40 miles west of Albany, NY, and careened off of Interstate 90, according to the band. Kim fractured two ribs and sustained back injuries, and is expected to need 3-4 weeks to recover, while Cuomo's wife and baby daughter, who were also on the bus at the time of the crash, were unharmed.
Cuomo was released from a New York hospital last weekend, according to Weezer's longtime webmaster, Karl Koch. The singer–who suffered three broken ribs in the crash, along with a small cut on his spleen and puncture in one lung–remains grounded from flying by his doctors, and had to climb on another bus for a 48-hour ride home to Los Angeles.
"Raditude," Weezer's seventh studio album, surfaced last month. The set boasts a slew of co-production credits, including Jacknife Lee (U2, R.E.M.) and Butch Walker (Saosin, Katy Perry), as well as Cuomo.
The album's first single, "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To," hit radio waves in August, debuting at No. 21 on both the Billboard Rock Songs and Alternative Songs charts, and eventually peaking at No. 2 on the latter.