As friends and fans alike, our thoughts are with the band, their crew and their families.
A statement from Relapse Records:
“Baroness have been involved in a motor coach accident in the Bath area of England.
“All band members and personnel on board are currently receiving medical treatment.
“The band had performed in Bristol last night and were traveling to Southampton for a performance at Talking Heads this evening.
“All remaining dates on the band’s European tour have been canceled. Additional details to come as more information is available.”
A statement issued by their tour promoter says: “It is with great regret that we have to inform you that Baroness were involved in a very serious road accident earlier today and will not be able to perform at Talking Heads tonight.
“Our thoughts are with the band at this time and we wish them and their crew a speedy recovery.”
The American Band Baroness were on the tour bus which crashed and fell 30ft over a viaduct near Bath.
The incident happened at 11.30am at the junction of Brassknocker Hill and the A36, the fire service said.
Seven people have been taken to Royal United Hospital in Bath with what are thought to be relatively minor injuries. The two others have been taken to Frenchay Hospital in Brtistol with more serious injuries.
Baroness’ management has confirmed the accident with Paste. A statement is expected to be released soon. Keep checking back for details as they emerge.