Baroness Extend Fan-Voted “Your Baroness” Tour
Baroness extend their “Your Baroness – An Intimate Evening with Baroness” tour into the New Year, with an additional five weeks of dates launching Jan. 14.
As the band did on the first leg of the special performances, Baroness is giving fans the power to create their setlist. “Your Baroness – An Intimate Evening with Baroness” ticket purchasers will be provided with a link to cast their vote for the ten songs they want to hear at the show. Baroness’s entire catalog will be fair game with no song off limits. Voting will close one week prior to each performance.
After being forced to miss a handful of shows on the initial leg of the tour, Baroness has rescheduled as many of those shows as possible: Salt Lake City, Denver, Lawrence, and St. Louis. The band will use the fan-voted setlist from the postponed November dates for the first set of the evening, and give new ticket purchasers the opportunity to select the slate of songs played during the second performance of the evening.
“I cannot remember any moment in the history of this band where we’ve been more excited to tour than we are today,” said Baroness vocalist/guitarist John Baizley upon the launch of the tour. “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:
January 14 Harrisonburg, VA The Golden Pony
January 15 Charlotte, NC The Milestone Club
January 16 Atlanta, GA The Earl
January 18 Orlando, FL Will’s Pub
January 19 Tampa, FL Crowbar
January 21 New Orleans, LA The Parish at House of Blues
January 22 Houston, TX The Secret Group
January 23 Austin, TX Mohawk
January 25 Tucson, AZ Hotel Congress
January 26 Phoenix, AZ The Rebel Lounge
January 28 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
January 29 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
January 30 Oakland, CA Starline Social Club
January 31 Anaheim, CA The Parish at House of Blues
February 2 Salt Lake City, UT State Room
February 4 Denver, CO Globe Hall
February 5 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
February 6 St. Louis, MO Blueberry Hill
February 8 Dallas, TX Three Links
February 9 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street
February 11 Nashville, TN The End
February 12 Newport, KY Southgate House Revival
February 13 Chicago, IL Cobra Lounge
February 15 Toronto, ON at Horseshoe Tavern
February 17 Ottawa, ON Brass Monkey
February 18 Montreal, QC Bar le Ritz PDB
February 19 Boston, MA Middle East Upstairs
Tickets are on-sale Friday, Dec. 17, 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 were 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.
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 have 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).