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Weezer cancels Irvine show

December 17, 2009 | 12:05 pm


Rock band Weezer was able to avoid a significant tragedy after an early December tour bus crash, but the band has still had to bring a halt to its partying. Weezer announced today that it is canceling its Jan. 11 stop in Irvine at the UCI Bren Events Center. Previously, the band had only postponed its December tour dates.

As previously noted, leader Rivers Cuomo was said to have suffered three cracked ribs after a tour bus crash on Dec. 6. The accident occurred about 40 miles west of Albany, N.Y.,  on Interstate 90, according to the band. The bus was described as losing control after hitting a patch of black ice.

On its site today, the band wrote, "due to the recent bus crash involving Rivers Cuomo, as per doctors orders all previously scheduled December and upcoming January Weezer shows are cancelled. At present, neither the December shows nor the upcoming January shows are being rescheduled."

The band is touring in support of its recently released "Raditude." In six weeks on the chart, the album has sold 140,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

-- Todd Martens


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Photo: Weezer's Rivers Cuomo. Credit: Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times