Almost four months to the date of Baroness’ U.K. bus crash, the band is sharing video evidence of their recovery. A rehearsal video of guitarists John Baizley and Pete Adams performing Yellow and Green’s “Stretchmarker” was posted to the band’s website today, which marks their first recorded performance since the accident. Along with the video is a statement from Baizley himself, who thanked fans for their support and had some encouraging words about the future of Baroness.
“Simply put: it’s time to get back to it,” Baizley said in the statement. “Since my belated and thankful return to the USA (after our painful test in motor coach-aeronautics) I can definitively say I’ve exhausted my reserve of potential leisure activities (there’s not that many of them, after all). ... Music might be the best therapy I have right now. Perhaps it’s both the cause and the cure (the thought has crossed my mind); but I feel lost without it.”
As previously reported, the band was hospitalized after a bus accident, which caused the band’s bus to drop nearly 30 feet over a viaduct, near Bath, U.K. Frontman John Baizley broke his left arm and left leg. Drummer Allen Blickle and bassist Matt Maggioni each suffered fractured vertebrae. Guitarist Pete Adams was treated and released from the hospital. The band’s website currently has deluxe editions of Yellow and Green for sale with all proceeds going toward the band. Baizley has stated that he expects the band to return to the stage within six months of the accident.