Avon & Somerset Police
According to ITV.com, BARONESS was involved in a serious accident while driving between shows as they tour the U.K in support of their NEW album 'Yellow & Green' (available now via Relapse Records). The band played at The Fleece in Bristol on the night of August 14th. They were on their way to Southampton when the accident happened.
The accident happened at
around 11:30 AM local time at the junction of
Brassknocker Hill and the A36 in Bath. The band's tour bus crashed and
fell 30 feet over a viaduct!
Seven people were taken to the Royal
United Hospital in Bath, while two others — who were trapped and had to
be rescued by firefighters — have been transported to Frenchay
Hospital in Bristol. "Those people are now being treated by ambulance
staff," a fire service spokesman told BBC News.
Great Western Ambulance Service spokesman said, "Our staff assessed all
occupants and provided any required treatment before and while en route
Inspector Nick Hunt, from Avon and Somerset
Police, added: "Police are investigating the circumstances of the
accident. At this stage it is too early to tell what the cause was."
UPDATE from the bands publicist: 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.
BARONESS on tour:
- August 15: Southampton, UK at Talking Heads
- August 17: Hasselt, Belgium at Pukkelpop
- August 18: Leipzig, Germany at Highfield Festival
- August 19: Ludinghausen, Germany at Area4 Festival
- September (TBA): Los Angeles, CA at FYF Fest
- September 6: Raleigh, NC at Hopscotch Music Festival
- October 27: Gainesville, FL at The Fest 11
- November (TBA): Austin, TX at Fun Fun Fun Fest
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