Wednesday, April 6, 2016

BARONESS ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

SASQUATCH, PROJECT PABST AND SHAKY KNEES FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES
 
Baroness return to North America this spring, confirming their first national tour since the release of the band’s critically acclaimed fourth album, Purple.

The tour, which includes stops at the Sasquatch, Project Pabst and Shaky Knees festivals, kicks off on April 29 at the Royale in Boston before wrapping up at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on June 3.  Baroness is in the midst of a five-week European trek, which triumphantly launched in the city of the band’s now infamous 2012 bus accident, Southampton.

North American tour dates:

April 29  Boston, MA  Royale
April 30  Quebec City, QC  Le Ceree

May 1  Montreal, QC  Corona Theatre
May 3  Toronto, ON  The Opera House
May 4  Syracuse, NY  Lost Horizon
May 6  Flint, MI  The Machine Shop
May 7  Grand Rapids, MI  Intersection
May 8  Pittsburgh, PA  Mr. Smalls
May 10  Cincinnati, OH  The Ballroom @ The Taft
May 11  Columbus, OH  Newport Music Hall
May 13  Atlanta, GA  Shaky Knees
May 15  Nashville, TN  3rd & Lindsley
May 17  Madison, WI  The Majestic Theatre
May 18  Des Moines, IA  Wooly’s
May 20  Colorado Springs, CO  The Black Sheep
May 21  Denver, CO  Project Pabst Denver
May 23  Salt Lake City, UT  Urban Lounge
May 24  Boise, ID  Knitting Factory
May 26  Calgary, AB  Marquee
May 27  Edmonton, AB  Starlite Room
May 29  Vancouver, BC  Commodore Ballroom
May 30  Seattle, WA  Sasquatch Festival
May 31  Portland, OR  Wonder Ballroom


June 2  San Francisco, CA  The Regency Ballroom
June 3  Los Angeles, CA  The Fonda Theatre

Tickets for all dates are available this Friday.

 
Purple was released on Dec. 18 via the band’s own Abraxan Hymns label. The Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev) produced album has been universally praised with Pitchfork saying Purple features “some of the biggest, strong songs Baroness has ever written,” Entertainment Weekly calling the album “their finest release yet,” Rolling Stone Australia dubbing it “the most dynamic, robust guitar album this year,” Mojo echoing those sentiments, saying “Baroness have delivered their masterpiece: an album grounding their cosmic heaviosity with earthbound, compelling drama,” and German magazine Visions declaring “the quasi-comeback Purple is their best album to date.”  Purple and the songs from the album also landed on a number of year-end best of lists with “Shock Me” (video: https://youtu.be/hS5osAdTnm0) coming in at #10 on Entertainment Weekly’s Top 40 Songs of 2015, Pitchfork awarding it #6 on their Best Metal Albums of 2015 round-up and Rolling Stone placing the release at #7 on their 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015.

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