Baroness Members Released After Nearly Two Weeks in Hospital

Georgia metal band cancels remaining U.S. tour dates

John Dyer Baizley and Matt Maggioni of Baroness.
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August 28, 2012 9:15 AM ET

Three members of the heavy metal band Baroness who had been hospitalized since a mid-August bus crash have been released, the Georgia group said in a Facebook post. Singer and guitarist John Baizley left the hospital yesterday, while drummer Allen Blickle and bassist Matt Maggioni have already arrived back in the United States.

They were among the nine people injured when their tour bus plunged 30 feet off a viaduct in wet conditions near Bath, England, while traveling between gigs. Baizley broke his left arm and left leg, and Blickle and Maggioni each suffered fractured vertebrae in the crash. Guitarist Pete Adams was released the day after the crash and is also back in the U.S.

Baroness have canceled the six dates remaining on their 2012 tour schedule, including appearances at FYF Fest this weekend in Los Angeles, and Hopscotch Music Festival September 6th in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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