Janet Weiss, the former Sleater-Kinney drummer, had to cancel the upcoming west coast tour with her bands Quasi and Slang after sustaining injuries from a car accident over the weekend.
She announced the news early this morning, writing on social media that she was involved in a scary car accident that resulted in her breaking her right leg and collar bone. For about 12 weeks, she’ll need to take time off to recover and won’t be able to play on tour.
“As thoroughly bummed as I am about canceling the shows, I’m also incredibly thankful the accident wasn’t worse and so happy to be alive!” she said in the post. “I am lucky my injuries will heal and I’ll be back at it in a couple months.”
The tour with indie-rock’s Quasi and rock group Slang was slated to run from October 7 through 14, hitting dates across Washington state and California in cities like Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Weiss also had to cancel the Quasi Border Benefit concert on August 26; the show was slated to take place in Portland as a benefit show for immigration rights. This was also going to be Slang’s first tour opening for Quasi.
Earlier this year, Weiss announced her departure from the band Sleater-Kinny, who is currently promoting their forthcoming record The Center Won’t Hold, which Weiss contributed to.
Photo: Janet Weiss at Coachella 2012 via Wikimedia Commons