Click here to go to the Baroness website where this information was just released. Click here to go directly to the Baroness Facebook page, which published the same 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.
UPDATE, 8/20, ANOTHER MESSAGE AND PIC EMBEDDED FROM THE BARONESS FACEBOOK PAGE (hover over the pic or click “View on Facebook” to see the full message:
The bus was hired from a German company, as I understand it. As I noted in a post yesterday that includes video of the crash site, the bus was going through a driving rain in bath, came down a hill, failed to make the necessary right turn, left the roadway, and fell about 30 feet.
Baroness was founded in Savannah in 2003 and was touring Europe to promote their latest release, a double album Yellow & Green. Here’s a great video recently posted to the Baroness website via Guitar World:
Pete Adams was also featured recently in Fishing World about his love of fly fishing.
For those like me who want to show their support but don’t know what to do, I’m thinking this would be a good time to buy some merch
Click here for the Baroness store at Relapse Records.
Click here to purchase Yellow & Green on iTunes.