Gayngs receive final judgment in tour bus case, awarded over $270K
It's been nearly a year since Gayngs were forced to cancel their Austin City Limits performance after their bus driver took off across state lines with their gear in tow, and the band have finally wrapped up a long and winding lawsuit against the company. Back in May, the band received word that they had won their lawsuit and would be awarded over $100,000 -- but this week, when the final judgment of the case was signed, sealed, and delivered, they learned that the actual monetary award would be $270,700 plus interest.
"I am extremely relieved that the jury understood the turmoil, both emotionally and financially, the band has gone through as a result being forced to cancel our ACL performance," Gayngs' tour manager Nate Vernon said back in May. "No amount of money can make up for being deprived of that show; however, the peace of mind which comes from justice is the next best thing."
Since the case is now part of public record, the band sent over a copy of the final judgment for us to share with readers who have been following this story from the beginning. You can download a PDF of the judgment to read for yourself here.
Gayngs were scheduled to perform what was speculated to be their final show at Silverlake, California's Sunset Junction Festival last weekend, but true to the band's bizarre narrative arc the festival went broke just days before it was scheduled to begin and was canceled.
"This band has the most intense legacy," Olson told us last year, just hours after the bus fiasco began. "It's an odd, poetically insane end to this journey."
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