Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Baroness Release "Shock Me" Video; North American Tour Openers Include Youth Code, Mutoid Man and Heiress
To view video click image above or follow this link: https://youtu.be/t6OCeW6FVvY
Baroness, who kick off a five-week North American tour later this month, have released a video for “Shock Me”: https://youtu.be/t6OCeW6FVvY.
Filmed in rural Pennsylvania, the video brings to life a number of elements from the incredible artwork Baroness albums are known for. The clip was directed by Don Tyler and John Baizley with art direction by Karen Jerzyk.
Baroness have also named the openers for the band’s highly-anticipated tour with Youth Code on all non-festival U.S. dates, Mutoid Man opening shows in Eastern Canada and Heiress handling dates in Western Canada. Baroness recently wrapped up an extensive European tour, which was hailed as “defiant, dominant and full of heart” (Prog) and a “devilishly complex take on power rock ‘n’ roll” (London in Stereo).
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. The band has also been confirmed for Psycho Las Vegas on Aug. 28.
Photo credit: Jimmy Hubbard
North American tour dates:
April 23 Mexico City, Mexico Vive Latino Festival
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 The Lost Horizon #
May 6 Flint, MI The Machine Shop #
May 7 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection #
May 8 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls #
May 10 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre (Ballroom) #
May 11 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall #
May 13 Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Festival
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 #
August 28 Las Vegas, NV Psycho Las Vegas
# - Youth Code opens
## - Mutoid Man opens
### - Heiress opens
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 landed on a number of year-end best of lists with 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.