ITV reports that Baroness’ bus crashed near Bath, England today, falling thirty feet over a viaduct. Nine passengers were on the bus; two were brought to Bristol’s Frenchay Hospital with “serious” injuries according to ITV, while seven sustained minor injuries and were brought to Bath’s Royal United Hospital.
According to the BBC, two were trapped and had to be removed by firefighters. The circumstances for the accident are still unclear, but “heavy rain in the area reduced visibility and it was not possible for the air ambulance to land,” according to the BBC.
The band were en route to Southampton, England after a show in Bristol last night.
Update: August 14 11:19 a.m.: Relapse Records has issued the following statement:
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.
Here is Baroness’ current tour itinerary. As of now, their U.S. shows are still on:
08-15 Southampton, England – Talking Heads
08-17 Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop
08-18 Leipzig, Germany – Highfield Festival
08-19 Ludinghausen, Germany – Area4 Festival
08-29 Brooklyn, NY – House of Vans
09-01-02 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
09-06 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
09-21 Lexington, KY – Boomslang
10-27 Gainesville, FL – The Fest 11
11-02-04 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest