Savannah, Georgia-based quartet BARONESS was involved in a road accident yesterday morning (Wednesday, August 15) in England when the band’s tour bus reportedly plummeted for 30 feet over a viaduct after going through a security barrier during heavy rain. Nine people, including the four members of the group, were sent to the hospital, two of them with serious injuries. The cause of the incident is currently under investigation.
All previously scheduled BARONESS shows have been postponed until further notice.
Earlier today, BARONESS‘s publicist, Monica Seide of Speakeasy PR Marketing, released the following update regarding the musicians’ medical condition:
“The band members of BARONESS and their crew are recovering from injuries sustained after their tour bus crashed outside of Bath, England early on Wednesday morning.
“John Baizley [rhythm guitar, lead vocals] has broken his left arm and left leg. Allen Blickle [drums] and Matt Maggioni [bass] each suffered fractured vertebrae. All three remain in the hospital as of this writing. Pete Adams [lead guitar, vocals] has been treated and released from the hospital.
“Three of the five crew members who were on the bus have also been treated and released. One member is still undergoing testing. The driver of the bus remains in critical condition.
“Please stay tuned for further updates. Thank you for all the support during this extremely difficult time.”
A two-minute BBC News video report on yesterday’s road accident can be seen below.
BARONESS played at The Fleece in Bristol Tuesday night. They were on their way to Southampton when the accident happened.
The band released its new album, “Yellow Green”, last month via Relapse Records.
Photo credit: Avon Somerset Police