Drummer cancels gigs

Drummer Andy Bauer In Hospital Following A Bus Crash.

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Top session drummer Andy Bauer was seriously injured when the group’s tour bus was involved in a road-traffic accident when it hit a tractor-trailer and left 12 people requiring hospital treatment. My Drum Lessons found out that Bauer has remained in hospital since the incident, but his fellow band members have released a statement through Sterogum.com assuring fans his condition is improving.

Andy has performed in more than 70 cities across the United States and in more than 65 cities in 22 countries. He frequently plays at major US and international music festivals including Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Governor’s Ball, Lollapalooza, Moog Fest, Pitchfork, SXSW, FYF, Sasquatch, Laneway, NXNE, Pop Montreal, Osheaga, Ypsigrock, Primavera Sound, Electric Picnic, Glastonbury and London Calling.

In 2011, Andy made his US television debut with Twin Shadow (Warner Bros., 4AD) on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, Conan, VH1 and Album de la Semaine (Canal+ Paris).  Andy can also be seen in promotional videos for Pepe Jeans’ Singular Festival in Lisbon and in special performances sponsored by Absolut, Billboard Tastemakers, Red Bull Music Academy, MTV’s HIVE, MiniCooper, Bacardi, and Moog.

Andy has toured extensively with the critically acclaimed groups Twin Shadow, Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed and the True Loves and with That Handsome Devil. He has also spent time on the road with Oh Land, Sveta Bout, Claude Diallo and has performed both with DJs and as a solo performer.  He has shared the stage with Kanye West, Feist, Florence and the Machine, The Strokes, The Dap Kings, Chuck D, The Black Crows, Joe Lovano, Duffy, Robert Randolph, Jamie Lidell, Haim, Sam Smith, TVOTR, RJD2 and M83.

Some of the artists and groups Andy has written for and recorded with include Twin Shadow (Warner Bros., 4AD), Eli “Paperboy” Reed (Warner Bros.), AKUA (Independent), She’s Got a Habit (Independent), Kendra Morris (Wax Poetics Records), That Handsome Devil (Independent), Sveta Bout (Independent), and Basement Jaxx (Ultra Records).

Andy also produces recording artists both independently and with his long-time production partner Martin Rodriguez. In 2006, Andy and Martin co-founded Turnt-Out Media, a group of creatives dedicated to interjecting eccentric sounds into the ears of the mainstream by producing innovative projects for television, branding agencies, film and theatre productions as well as gaming developers.

The announcement reads, “Having undergone two surgeries to repair injuries to his spine, Andy’s condition has been upgraded from serious to medically stable and he continues to improve with the help of his medical team at the University of Colorado Hospital lead by Drs. CJ Kleck and Vikas Patel. He has transitioned into the acute rehabilitation program, and there is great optimism that he will make a complete recovery.

“Andy is hopeful that he can return to touring with Twin Shadow as soon as medically possible. Knowing how many people are rooting for him will make it easier for Andy to complete his rehabilitation. Andy and his family are grateful for the outpouring of love, support and prayers he has received from the Denver community, his fans, and friends during this painful experience. He will continue to keep in touch regarding his recovery, his plans, and his music via his Facebook page.”

He has cancelled several tour dates including:

May 19 POSTPONED O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire London, United Kingdom RSVP
May 20 POSTPONED The Deaf Institute Manchester, United Kingdom RSVP
May 23 POSTPONED Le Trabendo Paris, France RSVP
May 24 POSTPONED Melk Oude Zaal Amsterdam, Netherlands RSVP
May 26 POSTPONED Übel & Gefährlich Hamburg, Germany RSVP
May 27 POSTPONED Luxor Cologne, Germany RSVP
May 28 POSTPONED Nordportal Baden, Switzerland

He hopes to be back for;

May 30 Primavera Sound Festival Barcelona, Spain RSVP
May 31 Berlin Festival 2015 Kreuzberg, Germany RSVP
Jun 05 Governor’s Ball-Randall Island New York, NY RSVP
Sep 15 Red Hat Ampitheater Raleigh, NC RSVP
Sep 17 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA RSVP
Sep 18 PNC Pavilion Cincinnati, OH RSVP
Sep 19 LC Pavilion Columbus, OH RSVP
Sep 21 Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater Austin, TX

We wish you well Andy from My Drum Lessons.

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