Yesterday, Aug. 15, marked the one-year anniversary of Baroness' gruesome bus crash near Bath, England. The bus broke through a guard rail before plummeting 30 feet into a wooded area, causing major injuries to those on board including Baroness frontman John Baizley and bus driver Norman Markus. Reports would later find that the bus crash was due to a multitude of ignored safety issues which Markus was responsible to meet before hitting the road.
Nearly one year to the day after Baroness' tour bus plunged off a 30-foot cliff while traveling through England, the band finally returned to New York City for a phenomenal live performance. Baroness never truly were able to tour off their massively acclaimed 2012 double album, 'Yellow & Green,' so fans were treated to a long-awaited set jam-packed with the best pieces of Baroness' latest offering.
Georgia rockers Baroness have just added a bunch of new dates to their upcoming North American tour. Along with the new shows, Baroness have offered a short video introducing the band's new drummer and bassist, while chronicling where the band currently finds itself nine months after a terrifying 2012 bus crash nearly killed the band's members.
Last August, Baroness were involved in a bus crash that would forever change their lives. Their vehicle fell 30 feet off the freeway into the woods after crashing through a guardrail and three of the four band members were significantly injured. Knowing that a costly and lengthy recovery process was ahead, three of the band's cohorts -- sound engineer Jason "Loopy" Lupietuu, manager Rennie Jaffe and webmaster Nath Core -- began organizing a fundraising auction using their contacts to help the band.
Baroness endured one of the scariest moments of 2012 when their tour bus broke through a guardrail while traveling in England and plunged 30 feet into a wooded area below. The bus driver in the incident, Norman Markus, was charged earlier this year with using a vehicle that had defective brakes, breaching the bus' 7.5 ton weight limit and not adhering to sufficient daily and weekly rest periods. He was also charged with not having the correct license entitlement and using a vehicle in a condition likely to cause injury. However, with that laundry list of charges, it's possible that Markus will never have to answer to the courts.
We've got some incredible news to share with you all! Seven months after rock band Baroness sustained serious injuries in a terrifying bus crash, the group has announced a full North American tour! Baroness are set to get back on the road beginning May 24 in Philadelphia, and they're bringing Inter Arma, True Widow + Coliseum with them.
It's been well over six months since Georgia rockers Baroness suffered through a devastating bus crash while on tour in England. The band has been nursing their wounds ever since, focused on the goal of getting back on the road and finally performing a mass of songs from their latest album, 'Yellow & Green.'
In sad news from the world of Baroness, it has been revealed that bassist Matt Maggioni and drummer Allen Blickle have left the band. Although specific details have not been offered, and likely will not be offered by the band, the departure of Baroness' rhythm section is linked to the band's horrific bus crash last year, which left the group's members and other passengers with serious injuries.