[artist id="440"]Weezer[/artist] will be off the road a bit longer than expected. After canceling the rest of their December tour dates following a bus crash in which singer Rivers Cuomo was seriously injured, the group has now scotched all their currently scheduled Raditude dates through mid-January, per doctors' orders, according to the band's Web site.
That brings the grand total of dates called off to seven, including already canceled December gigs in Boston, Baltimore and New Jersey and newly scratched January dates in San Francisco (January 9); Irvine, California (January 11); La Jolla, California (January 13) and Phoenix (January 15). Refunds will be available at point of purchase, and at press time no makeup dates have been announced.
In the December 6 early-morning bus crash in upstate New York, Cuomo, 40, cracked three ribs and suffered injuries to his spleen and a small lung puncture. Doctors would not let the singer fly due to worries about changes in air pressure affecting his injured lung, so he returned to Los Angeles via bus last weekend to being recuperating.
"Rivers is back in L.A., recovering safe and sound after a 48 hour bus ride from Albany Medical Center," wrote longtime friend and blogger Karl Koch. A video documenting Cuomo's "Road to Recovery" was posted on the band's site on Thursday.
In the clip chronicling Cuomo's bus trip from New York to L.A. — we see footage of him wandering around a truck stop and joking with Koch about their bleak surroundings. We also get to see Cuomo pouring himself a bowl of Frosted Flakes and blowing into a device called a Spirometer to test his lung capacity.
It is not known how long Cuomo's recovery will take, but for now the band does not have any live commitments on its schedule until a headlining gig at the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on May 2.