Second Update: Seattle rapper RA Scion is donating all the proceeds from his upcoming album release party at Neumos to La Luz. "Hopefully we can make a small difference in the expenses the girls have," RA Scion manager Mariangela Abeo says.
Third Update: La Luz explain what happened leading up to the crash here.
From Hardly Art:
Last night on their way back to their native Seattle from a show at Boise’s Korah Shrine, rising surf band La Luz were in a severe accident that totaled their van, destroyed their gear, and incurred injuries to the band members. As a result, they’ve been forced to bow out of their remaining tour dates with of Montreal, starting with tonight’s performance at Neumos. For those who feel compelled to help the band get back on their feet, we’ve set up a Paypal account for firstname.lastname@example.org; fans can simply click here to gift them whatever amount they desire. 100% of the donations will go the band as they seek to pay medical bills and purchase a new van, new equipment, and new merch.
Let’s all hope the La Luzers are okay, this is absolutely terrible news. The band’s homecoming Neumos show was sold out, so to all those fans who paid for a ticket, consider redirecting those funds to help La Luz get back on their feet.