Cuco Los Angeles

Hawthorne California bedroom rocker Cuco (Omar Banos) was forced to cancel the remaining dates on his tour after he and his band were involved in a car accident on Monday in Tennessee. The band was on the way to a date in Nashville when their van was struck by a tractor trailer truck on the highway. All 10 passengers of the band were hospitalized for injuries.

Cuco underwent surgery and is recovering. On Instagram, Banos reached out to fans:

“I’m so sorry about cancelling the upcoming shows. I can’t do this right now. We’re all alive by a blessing. Last night felt like hell on earth and I’m hurting and watching my brothers hurt. It’s a blessing to be here alive. I realized so many things as I was on the floor wondering if i was going to see my family again, if I was going to see my friends again, if my friends were alive, so many things I can not explain. I am forever thankful that all of us are alive. Please keep the rest of the band in your thoughts and hope everything will be okay. I’m sorry but I can’t be on the road for a while. I love you all.”

On Twitter he wrote a harrowing account of the accident:

“There was a terrible accident last night as we were heading to Nashville; a couple of us are recovering currently. Just underwent surgery as well but thankfully everyone is recovering. I’m so sorry everyone, I love you. Please keep the band in your thoughts. Some are more severe than others; there was secondary impact that from a big rig that launched our van at myself and 1 or 2 others i’m not sure because I was on the floor and couldn’t process much but please keep everyone in your thoughts.”

The cancelled shows include his October 14th performance at the Walt Disney Hall here in Los Angeles.

Watch the “Summertime Hightime” video below:

Cuco Cancelled Tour Dates:

10/8 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
10/9 – Memphis, TN – Growler’s
10/10 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
10/12 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Walt Disney Concert Hall
10/16 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
10/17 – Montreal, Quebec – L’Olympia
10/23 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue 7th St Entry
10/24 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre