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Monday, November 22, 2010

Breaking: S.F. Band Weekend Totals Tour Van in NYC Accident; Still on for Boston Show

Posted By on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 1:30 PM

S.F. trio Weekend
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S.F. trio Weekend

San Francisco post-punk trio Weekend totaled its van in a wreck in New York City this morning, according to the band's publicist. None of the band members appear to have suffered any serious injuries.

Update, 2:45 p.m.: The accident occurred when the chassis of the

band's tour van snapped while driving, and did not involve another car. 

Somehow Weekend will make it to Boston tonight to play its scheduled

show -- the performance is not canceled.

Weekend, which is on tour in support of its Pitchfork-praised Slumberland debut Sports, was heading to a gig in Boston when the band's tour van was in an accident, publicist Daniel Gill told All Shook Down in an e-mail.

"They are in NYC, supposed to head to Boston for their next show, and instead they got into a wreck that pretty much totaled the van," Gill wrote. "Their gear and their bodies seem to be pretty much okay, but not sure what is going on with the rest of the tour yet."


It is unclear under what circumstances the accident took place, as well as exactly when and where it happened. The band's Myspace page shows it was set to perform tonight in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, and Gill said that gig was canceled is still on.

We will update this post as more information is available.

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