Baroness release “Shine,” announce Acoustic Record Store Tour Dates – News

Baroness release “Shine,” announce Acoustic Record Store Tour Dates

Baroness, who are days away from the release of their highly-anticipated new album Stone via Abraxan Hymns, celebrate the 10-track collection’s arrival with a series of acoustic record store performances, kicking off with a release day outing at New York City’s Rough Trade.

“Independent music stores are a huge part of our musical background,” John Baizley shares. “We discovered so much music in them as teenagers; they undoubtedly had a profound effect on all of our development as young artists (they still do). We are thrilled to be able to travel around the East Coast this September to play stripped down sets in some of our favorite shops.”

Gina Gleason adds: “We’re really excited for the opportunity to play these intimate performances and to connect with the fans as well as the record shop owners and operators who have been so incredibly supportive of us over the years.”

The announcement of the in-stores comes in tandem with the release of a Baroness-directed video for the recently released song, “Shine, which Gleason, noting the band’s slate of DIY videos for Stone, said “feels like our most cinematic endeavor thus far!” “Shine” is the third pre-release single from the Philadelphia-meets-Brooklyn foursome, with the band previously sharing “Last Word” and “Beneath the Rose.”

Baroness Acoustic Record Store Tour Dates:
9/15/23: New York, NY Rough Trade
16/23: Poughkeepsie, NY Darkside Records
17/23: Baltimore, MD The Sound Garden
9/18/23: Richmond, VA Plan 9 Music
9/19/23: Raleigh, NC Schoolkids Records
9/20/23: Charleston, SC Monster Music
9/21/23: Atlanta, GA Criminal Records
See store for admission details.

Baroness also recently announced an expanded slate of openers who will be joining them for the upcoming Sweet Oblivion Tour. The complete list includes Agriculture, Chat Pile, Cloud Rat, Destiny Bond, Escuela Grind, Hoaxed, Imperial Triumphant, Jesus Piece, KEN Mode, Midwife, Portrayal of Guilt, Primitive Man, Sheer Mag, Soul Glo, Spotlights, Uniform, Vile Creature, Wayfarer, and Zorn. Tickets are on-sale now, get yours here.

Sweet Oblivion Tour Dates: 
October 13 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage (with Jesus Piece, Escuela Grind)
October 14 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club (with Jesus Piece, Escuela Grind)
October 15 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel (with Jesus Piece, Escuela Grind)
October 17 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor (with Jesus Piece, Escuela Grind)
October 18 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (with Jesus Piece, Escuela Grind)
October 20 – Dallas, TX – The Echo Lounge & Music Hall (with Portrayal of Guilt, Escuela Grind)
October 21 – Houston, TX – House of Blues (with Portrayal of Guilt, Escuela Grind)
October 22 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room & Garage (with Portrayal of Guilt, Escuela Grind)
October 24 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater (with Primitive Man, Midwife)
October 25 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater (with Primitive Man , Midwife)
October 27 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory (with Primitive Man, Midwife, Agriculture)
October 28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Bellwether (with Primitive Man, Midwife, Agriculture)
October 29 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theater Taube Family Music Hall (with Primitive Man, Midwife, Agriculture)
October 31 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre (with KEN Mode, Hoaxed)
November 3 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile (with KEN Mode, Hoaxed)
November 4 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (with KEN Mode, Vile Creature)
November 6 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall (with KEN Mode, Vile Creature)
November 7 – Calgary, AB – The Palace Theater (with KEN Mode, Vile Creature)
November 9 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot (with Wayfarer, Destiny Bond)
November 11 – Denver, CO – Summit (with Wayfarer, Destiny Bond)
November 12 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room Lounge (with Wayfarer, Destiny Bond)
November 14 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue (with Chat Pile, Spotlights)
November 15 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre (with Chat Pile, Spotlights)
November 17 – Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs (with Vile Creature, Spotlights)
November 18 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall (with Vile Creature, Spotlights, Cloud Rat)
November 19 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall (with Vile Creature, Spotlights)
November 20 – Montreal, QC – Théâtre Beanfield (with Vile Creature, Spotlights)
November 22 – Albany, NY – Empire Live (with Soul Glo, Spotlights)
November 24 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater & Ballroom (with Soul Glo, Spotlights, Cloud Rat)
November 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre (with Soul Glo, Spotlights)
November 26 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom (with Soul Glo, Spotlights)
November 28 – Boston, MA – Royale (with Sheer Mag, Imperial Triumphant)
November 29 – New York, NY – Webster Hall (with Sheer Mag, Imperial Triumphant)
December 1 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer (with Sheer Mag, Uniform, Zorn)

Stone Tracklisting:
1.    Embers
2.    Last Word
3.    Beneath the Rose
4.    Choir
5.    The Dirge
6.    Anodyne
7.    Shine
8.    Magnolia
9.    Under the Wheel
10. Bloom

Stone pre-orders and pre-saves are available here. The album features original cover art by Baizley and is available on a variety of formats including vinyl, CD and a limited-edition light blue cassette.

About Baroness:
Baroness, founded in 2003, is John Baizley (vocals/guitar), Gina Gleason (guitar), Nick Jost (bass) and Sebastian Thomson (drums). The Philadelphia-meets-Brooklyn foursome have released five full-length albums to date: Gold & Grey (2019), Purple (2015), Yellow & Green (2012), Blue Record (2009), and the Red Album (2007). The band have won widespread praise throughout their career, continually finding their albums on year-end best of lists, and receiving their first GRAMMY® nomination in 2017 for the song “Shock Me.” On their most recent album, Gold & Grey, NPR said the collection ‘feels like a callback to the heyday of the rock album as art object” before confidently declaring the album as “the sound of a band becoming a universe unto itself.” The Savannah-born Baroness continue to reach new heights, with each release providing a spellbinding new chapter in the storied history of one of modern hard rock’s most critically-acclaimed and beloved bands.