Savannah, Georgia-based quartet BARONESS was involved in a road accident on 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.
John Baizley (rhythm guitar, lead vocals) broke 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) was treated and released from the hospital.
Earlier today, the members of BARONESS released the following statement:
“Thank you to all of you who have been sending the tidal wave of positivity our way. We are uplifted by its sheer magnitude, and power. Every single one of you is making our days and nights easier and our recovery quicker. Thank you all so much, we are truly lucky to have such incredible people on our side. A sincere and heartfelt thank you from each of us to each of you.”
A two-minute BBC News video report on the road accident can be seen below.
BARONESS released its new album, “Yellow & Green”, last month via Relapse Records.