|BARONESS ASKS FANS TO VOTE FOR THEIR SETLIST AS EAGERLY-AWAITED TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT ARRIVES.|
“YOUR BARONESS – AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH BARONESS” BEGINS NOV. 6
TICKETS AVAILABLE FRIDAY, OCT. 1
|Sept. 29, 2021 – Baroness make a welcome return to the road this Fall, bringing their uplifting, dynamic and much-needed version of heavy music to smaller stages from coast to coast.|
As part of the celebratory nature of the special five-week trek, the band is giving fans the power to create the setlist. “Your Baroness – An Intimate Evening with Baroness,” ticket buyers will be provided with a link to cast their vote for the ten songs they want to hear at the show. Baroness’ entire catalog will be fair game with no song off-limits. Voting will close one week prior to each performance.
“I cannot remember any moment in the history of this band where we’ve been more excited to tour than we are today,” explains Baroness vocalist/guitarist John Baizley. “In many ways, this upcoming tour feels similar to the very first Baroness tour in 2003: we don’t know what to expect, we’re through sitting on the sidelines, and we can’t wait to climb onstage. During the past two years we’ve tried to keep ourselves as busy as possible: writing, recording, and rehearsing insofar as the pandemic would allow. Throughout that time, one fact has become increasingly clear… we are built as a live/touring band. The most powerful and important aspects of music reveal themselves only through shared experience. Baroness’ music is designed to be shared; our audience has always been the final and most important member of the band. Quite simply, it doesn’t feel right without YOU! We’ve started counting down the hours in anticipation of that first blissful moment when the lights dim and the room falls silent when we can once again commune with our audience. We’ve missed you all dearly and we’re really excited to see the setlists you all design for us. There’s never been a better time to put the trust and control of our music in your capable hands. Electric or acoustic, sung or screamed, from the EPs to the LPs: we’re busy preparing for everything from those 6 or 7 hours of recorded music. Furthermore, we thought the pandemic had stolen from us the opportunity to play Gold & Grey in front of American audiences and we look forward to playing those songs for you as well. Finally, we’re really thrilled to have the opportunity to play up close and personal in some venues we haven’t typically played in recent years. It feels so good to share all of this news with you, we’ve missed this more than we can possibly explain. We hope to see you all soon!”
In addition to picking the band’s setlist, every attendee will also receive a free, limited-edition “Your Baroness” tour poster print, to be picked up at the merch booth the night of the show.
“Your Baroness – An Intimate Evening with Baroness” dates:
November 6 Baltimore, MD Ottobar November 7 Richmond, VA Richmond Music Hall November 9 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups November 10 Indianapolis, IN The Black Circle November 12 Minneapolis, MN Barfly @ Skyway Theatre November 14 Fargo, ND The Hall @ Fargo Brewing November 17 Spokane, WA Lucky You November 19 Seattle, WA Funhouse November 21 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge November 23 Boise, ID Olympic November 24 Salt Lake City, UT State Room November 26 Denver, CO Globe Hall November 29 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck November 30 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway December 1 Chicago, IL Cobra Lounge December 3 Detroit, MI El Club December 4 Cleveland, OH Mahall’s December 5 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place December 7 Brooklyn, NY St Vitus December 10 Boston, MA Middle East Upstairs December 11 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie December 12 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
Tickets are on sale this Friday, Oct. 1, at 10 am local time. COVID-19 protocols will vary by venue and municipality but all attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or have the option to provide a negative PCR test within 24 hours of the event (where allowed). All concertgoers will be required to wear masks.
Baroness were days away from launching their Australian tour in support of Gold & Grey ((http://smarturl.it/baroness-goldandgrey) when the lockdowns began. The foursome had recently completed an extensive European tour and was looking to spend the Spring of 2020 on the road with Against Me! as part of a co-headlining trek that traversed North America. Weeks later, and in the midst of the most restrictive part of the pandemic, the band released one of the first-of-its-kind composite videos, dubbed “Tourniquet (Socially Distant),” the stirring song took on new meaning as the band members, dripping with emotional intensity, performed in isolation.
|Photo courtesy of Baroness|
|The GRAMMY® Award-nominated Baroness is John Baizley (vocals/guitar), Gina Gleason (guitar), Nick Jost (bass), and Sebastian Thomson (drums). The Philadelphia-meets-New York-based band has grown to be one of rock music’s most critically revered as well as one of the most inventive artists of the modern era with each release in their kaleidoscopic canon seeing the band further defining their unique musical vantage point. Gold & Grey arrived in June of 2019 with Stereogum saying the collection “is the best thing Baroness has ever done… a masterpiece,” NME declaring it “a work of art in the truest sense of the word “ and NPR, noting the synchronicity between Baroness’ music and imagery, observing that “Gold & Grey feels like a callback to the heyday of the rock album as art object.” The 17-track release debuted atop Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums Sales and Independent Albums’ Charts and found the band gracing the covers of both Revolver and Kerrang! magazines. Baroness documented the album’s creation in a series of videos, dubbed “Making Gold & Grey” (https://smarturl.it/makinggoldandgrey). Baroness’ catalog of studio recordings is: Gold & Grey (2019), Purple (2015), Yellow & Green (2012), Blue Record (2009), Red Album (2007), A Grey Sigh in a Flower Husk (Split LP, 2007), Second (EP, 2004) and First (EP, 2004).|
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