BARONESS involved in a serious bus accident in England

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The members of BARONESS recently got injured in a very serious bus accident in Bath, England where the bus driver apparently lost control and slammed down a 30-foot embankment.

Here’s an official statement from the band:

Baroness were in a serious bus accident last night near Bath, England. The band members and crew are recovering at local hospitals. All tour dates are postponed until further notice.

Here’s hoping that all they will make a full recovery. Go here to read more about the accident.

On August 16th the band issued the following statement:

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 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.

4 days later the band added:

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.

– Baroness

 Please note: Pete is already back in the United States.


The last update came out on Monday, August 27th, 2012:

John Baizley has been released from hospital. Allen and Matt have arrived back in the United States.

All remaining 2012 tour dates are canceled.

Thank you for all of the continued support.


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