They Might Be Giants Postpone Tour After John Flansburgh Car Accident

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They Might Be Giants kicked off its 2022 Flood tour in New York City on Wednesday night, which had already been rescheduled several times due to the coronavirus pandemic. But unfortunately, founding member John Flansburgh was seriously injured in a car accident on his way home from the show. Fortunately, he is expected to make a full recovery, but unfortunately, it means that the tour is being postponed once again.

John Linnell, Flansburgh’s bandmate and the other half of “the Johns,” shared an update on social media on Thursday with the sad news.

“Last night’s show was amazing, and it was so wonderful to finally be back up on stage and playing for all of you again,” Linnell wrote. “It was a joy.”

“Unfortunately, Mr. John Flansburgh was in a rather serious car accident on his way home from the gig,” he continued. “The initial report is that he has seven broken ribs, several of which have multiple fractures. The good news is that no vital organs were involved and the long term prognosis seems positive. Of course, there will be a lengthy recovery process.”

Linnell explained that while the June tour dates will have to be postponed, they are hoping that the late summer dates beginning Aug. 30 will be able to resume as planned.

“Please send your healing rays to Flans, drive safely, and we look forward to seeing everyone as soon as possible,” he added.

Earlier in the week, Flansburgh shared his excitement at getting back onstage.

“Long rehearsal today with FULL horn section,” he tweeted, along with a request for COVID-19 safety precautions. “Very excited to get back onstage — but we have a very personal request! Most grateful for your thoughtful consideration!

Hopefully, Flansburgh will be on the mend soon and we wish him a speedy recovery.

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