As we announced earlier in the week, renowned American metal band and Relapse Records recording artists, Baroness, were involved in severe bus accident on the morning of August 15 in Bath, England.
Baroness‘s camp offered the followed update this morning:
“The band members of Baroness and their crew are recovering from injuries sustained after their tour bus crashed 3 miles south of Bath, England early on Wednesday morning.
John Baizley has broken his left arm and left leg. Allen Blickle and Matt Maggioni each suffered fractured vertebrae. All three remain in the hospital as of this writing. Pete Adams 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.”
An outpouring of support has begun to flow from thousands of fans and various figures across the music community:
Current Nasum bassist Jon Lindqvist (Victims, ex-Acursed) offered the following get well pic via Nasum‘s Facebook profile:
Baroness‘s third album, Yellow & Green, was release on July 17 via Relapse Records to universal praise from fans and critics alike. The album debuted t #30 on Billboard’s Top 200, the highest debut ever for Baroness and Relapse Records.
We caught with Baroness frontman and guitarist, John Baizley in May for exclusive video interview and photo gallery during a performance at Philadelphia’s TLA.
Pick up Baroness‘s Yellow & Green album from a record store near you as we continue to keep the band in our thoughts and hopes for a speedy recovery!
“Take My Bones Away” – Baroness
BARONESS – ‘Yellow & Green’ In-Studio + Tour Update Part 4 – posted July 12.2012
Postponed Tour Dates include the following European Baroness stops:
July 25 Wiesbaden, Germany Raucherkammer
July 26 Basel, Switzerland Sommercasino
July 27 Zurich, Switzerland Dynamo
July 28 Florence, Italy Viper Theatre
July 30 Milan, Italy Civic Arena
August 1 Munich, Germany 59to1
August 3 Prague, Czech Republic Klub 007
August 4 Katowice, Poland Off Festival
August 5 Berlin, Germany Magnet
August 6 Hamburg, Germany Logo
August 9 Oslo, Norway Oya Festival
August 13 Sheffield, UK Corporation
August 14 Bristol, UK The Fleece
August 15 Southampton, UK Talking Heads
August 17 Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop
August 18 Leipzig, Germany Highfield Festival
August 19 Ludinghausen, Germany Area4 Festival
August 29 Brooklyn, NY House of Vans