When South Georgia rockers Baroness’ bus crashed in England late last year, the band was forced to postpone their 2012 tour.
The band has since recovered and have decided that it’s time to hit the road again for a summer tour that kicks off Aug. 5 in Columbus, OH. Joining them on the road will be Royal Thunder, of Atlanta.
Jason Lupeituu, Baroness’ front-of-the-house engineer (who was in the bus accident himself ) and webmaster Nath Cöre, took it upon themselves to set up an auction raising money to help the band and crew members cover their medical expenses. The auction will feature items donated to the cause, all the way from fan art to other bands’ musical equipment.
To view a full list of the items being auctioned off and to take part in the auction action, click here.
Check out a listing of the tour dates and watch a video of the band discussing how the accident has impacted them, their plans for the future and the upcoming tour after the jump. You can buy concert tickets here.
5 – Columbus, Ohio @ A&R Music Bar
7 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Club at Walter St.
9 – Toronto, Ontario @ Mod Club
11 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale
13 – Providence, R.I. @ Met Cafe
14 – New York, N.Y. @ Irving Plaza
17 – Champaign, Ill. @ The Highdive
18 – Columbia, Mo. @ Mojo’s
20 – Colorado Springs, Colo. @ Black Sheep
21 – Denver, Colo. @ Bluebird Theater
23 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Club Red
25 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Casbah
27 – Tucson, Ariz. @ The Rock
28 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Backstage Bar
30 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Urban Lounge
2 – Seattle, Wash. @ Bumbershoot
4 – Vancouver, B.C. @ TBA