Van Wreck Kills Drummer

Bayside drummer John “Beatz” Holohan, 31, was killed in what was apparently a one-vehicle accident early October 31st while traveling on the Never Sleep Again tour with Victory Records labelmates Hawthorne Heights, Silverstein, and Aiden.

The bands had just finished a gig at Colorado’s Boulder Theater and were on their way to Magna, Utah’s The Great Saltair for a Halloween show.

Bayside was headed through Cheyenne, Wyo., when its van hit a patch of ice, skidded and flipped over.

Bass player Nick Ghanbarian was seriously injured and remained hospitalized at press time, as were some crew members. Bayside members Anthony Raneri and Jack O’Shea were discharged from the hospital.

The Never Sleep Again concerts scheduled for October 31st in Salt Lake City and November 1st in Boise, Idaho, were canceled. Shows in Seattle and Portland may also be canceled or postponed.

The tour is scheduled to run through December.