On Sunday, September 13, San Diego based band A City Serene was involved in a major traffic accident resulting in all six members being air-lifted to area hospitals with life-threatening injuries. The band, who had just released their debut EP, The Art Of Deceiving Perception, was on tour traveling north on Interstate 5 near Bakersfield when a truck traveling the opposite direction lost control, crossed the median, and hit their bus head on. The incident shut down the freeway in both directions while crews cleared the accident and allowed life support to land. All band members were sent to different hospitals, the closest being nearly three hours from San Diego.
To assist with the financial burden this tragic event will pose to the band's families, A City Serene fund has been set up through PayPal, allowing friends and fans to donate anything they can to the cause. Updates on the band's condition can be found here and coverage of the accident can be seen here.
A City Serene ranging in age from 19-22, include singers Xander Bourgeois and Carly Baker, guitarists Kris Renfro and Michael Sherman, bassist Michael Koch, and drummer Mike Buxbaum. The band was looking forward to playing their already scheduled homecoming show in San Diego, CA at SOMA on October 3, which will continue on in their absence with all proceeds raised going directly to the families of the band members. More information can be found at www.SOMAsd.com.
Band representatives, friends, and families are asking for the support of fans at this time to help spread the word about the tragedy, donate to the fund, and stay up to date on new developments.