US progressive sludge band Baroness has announced a series of acoustic record store performances following the release of their new studio album »Stone« on September 15th, 2023 via Abraxan Hymns.
Watch a music video for the album’s latest single »Shine« below!
02. Last Word
03. Beneath The Rose
05. The Dirge
09. Under The Wheel
Courtesy of Speakeasy PR:
Aug. 31, 2023 – Baroness, who are days away from the release of their highly-anticipated new album, »Stone« (Sept. 15, 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.”
Photo by Ebru Yildiz
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!” Consequence said the track “takes the listener on a thrilling journey that’s both heavy and melodic,” Stereogum dubbed it a “banger,” and Revolver said the six-minute song is “a gorgeous amalgamation of Baroness’ many sonic styles, combining driving beats and explosive guitar parts with an ethereal soundscape.” »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 Record Store Tour:
September 15 New York, NY Rough Trade
September 16 Poughkeepsie, NY Darkside Records
September 17 Baltimore, MD The Sound Garden
September 18 Richmond, VA Plan 9 Music
September 19 Raleigh, NC Schoolkids Records
September 20 Charleston, SC Monster Music
September 21 Atlanta, GA Criminal Records
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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 via yourbaroness.com.
Oct 13 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
Oct 14 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Oct 15 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Oct 17 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
Oct 18 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Oct 20 – Dallas, TX – The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
Oct 21 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Oct 22 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room & Garage
Oct 24 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Oct 25 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
Oct 27 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Oct 28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Bellwether
Oct 29 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theater Taube Family Music Hall
Oct 31 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Nov 3 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Nov 4 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Nov 6 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
Nov 7 – Calgary, AB – The Palace Theater
Nov 9 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Nov 11 – Denver, CO – Summit
Nov 12 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room Lounge
Nov 14 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Nov 15 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
Nov 17 – Columbus, OH – The King of Club
Nov 18 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
Nov 19 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
Nov 20 – Montreal, QC – Théâtre Beanfield
Nov 22 – Albany, NY – Empire Live
Nov 24 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater & Ballroom
Nov 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
Nov 26 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Nov 28 – Boston, MA – Royale
Nov 29 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Dec 1 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
»Stone« pre-orders and pre-saves are available now. 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. Pre-order here: baroness.lnk.to/STONE
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.