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Dirty Projectors in van accident, but are ok – shows cancelled

Dirty Projectors @ Central Park Summerstage (more by Natasha Ryan)
Dirty Projectors

“After the Dirty Projectors‘ highly anticipated headlining appearance Wednesday night at Lee’s Palace was cancelled [Tuesday] afternoon by the show’s promoter, the Brooklyn art-rockers’ label, Domino Records, have released the following statement explaining what happened:

Dirty Projectors’ van flipped outside of Detroit, MI on their way up to Toronto. Although the crash was serious, we’re happy to report that all members of the band have been safely discharged from the hospital. The band will be flying home to New York in the morning to regroup and rest. Unfortunately, the band will have to cancel Toronto and Montreal.

Thank you for understanding and sending your well wishes.

Refunds for the cancelled Lee’s Palace show are available at point of purchase.” [Eye Weekly]

Dirty Projectors played Other Music in NYC on Friday. A message directly from the band about the accident, and a picture of the flipped van, below

Dirty Projectors van
flipped van

We’re O.K.!!!

Hi everyone

Some of you may have heard that we were in a pretty serious accident today. We are all pretty much fine- all walking and talking and all of that- just a little sore and a little shaken.

After stopping at a fruit stand at about 3pm today, we got back on the highway headed towards Toronto. At about 3:15, on the other side of the highway, a semi-truck moved into the left lane, not seeing the car that was there, and sent the car flying out of control over the meridian and right at us. The car hit us in the back and sent us flying onto our side, at which point we slid quite a ways down the road. Everyone was wearing a seatbelt except for Dave and Brian, but they and all of the rest of us luckily came out fine!

The whole thing was quite surreal; there were hugs and tears when we climbed out of the van. We all feel very fortunate right now to be walking around. Sorry about the canceled shows in Toronto and Montreal! We were really looking forward to coming up there again, but we will make it up to you as soon as possible!

Thank you for your concern and support. Looking forward to getting back out there and continuing to share music with our fans.

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