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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

BARONESS Suffer Serious Bus Accident In The U.K. - Details Available!

     Photo credit: 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.

A Great Western Ambulance Service spokesman said, "Our staff assessed all occupants and provided any required treatment before and while en route to hospital."

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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Related links:
Click here to listen to BARONESS' 'Yello & Green' (courtesy of NPR)
Baroness' Official Site
Baroness on Facebook

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