Baroness Announce Spring North American Tour

Baroness return to North American venues this Spring, kicking off a month-long, co-headlining tour with Against Me! on May 1 at Detroit’s Majestic Theatre. Destroy Boys support on the first half of the tour, with Drug Church supporting on the second half.

“It’s extremely exciting to get back out on the road in the U.S., this time with our friends in Against Me! We love tours that offer this much variety of sound. While our styles or sound may differ, we share some background in common. Our two bands originate from the deeply Southern U.S., we’re both products of the independent/DIY community and as we’ve grown, we’ve both worked tirelessly to maintain an ever-evolving independent and creative spirit,” explained Baroness founder John Baizley. “When we were a very young band, we looked up to and admired Against Me! In ’04, or ’05, I remember our vehicle breaking down in Gainesville, Fla. While we were struggling in vain to fix a road-worn vehicle, we ran into Against Me! (whom we did not know at the time). After hearing our troubles, and without a moment’s hesitation, they helped an out-of-town band of strangers fix their vehicle and get back out on the road. From that day forward, I’ve had a profound respect for the band… we cannot wait to get on tour with them.

News of the outing comes in what has been an extensive, worldwide tour in support of the band’s critically-acclaimed fifth studio album, Gold & Grey. The foursome have traversed North America twice in support of the 17-song release, played a slate of South American performances and recently completed an exhaustive, ten-week European tour. The band will venture to Australia before returning to the U.S. Tickets for the newly announced, North American shows are on-sale this Friday at 10:00 am local time with a limited number of pre-sale tickets available Wednesday at 10:00 am local time.

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. Over the last five months, Baroness has taken fans behind-the-scenes into the making of the Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, At War With The Mystics) produced album, releasing an 11-part web series dubbed “Making Gold & Grey,” releasing the final episode last week:

Tour dates:

March 18 Brisbane, Australia The Fortitude Music Hall*
March 20 Melbourne, Australia Download Festival
March 21 Sydney, Australia Download Festival
March 23 Adelaide, Australia Thebarton Theater*
March 26 Auckland, New Zealand The Tuning Form
March 29 Chiba, Japan Download Festival

*Supporting Deftones

Against Me! Co-headlining tour dates:

May 1 Detroit, MI The Majestic Theatre
May 2 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection #
May 3 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club
May 5 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue #
May 6 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall #
May 7 Omaha, NE Slowdown #
May 8 Fort Collins, CO Washington’s #
May 10 Boise, ID Knitting Factory #
May 11 Seattle, WA The Showbox #
May 12 Vancouver, BC The Vogue Theater #
May 13 Portland, OR Roseland Theater #
May 15 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom #
May 16 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern ^
May 17 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory ^
May 19 Phoenix, AZ The Pressroom ^
May 20 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater ^
May 22 Dallas, TX HiFi ^
May 23 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall ^
May 24 San Antonio, TX The Aztec Theatre ^
May 26 Nashville, TN Brooklyn Bowl ^
May 27 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom ^
May 29 Silver Springs, MD The Fillmore ^
May 30 Stroudsburg, PA The Sherman Theater ^

# – Destroy Boys support
^ – Drug Church support

June 5 – 7 Nürburg, Germany Rock am Ring
June 5 – 7 Nuremberg, Germany Rock im Park

June 10 Kraków, Poland Mystic Festival
June 11 Interlaken, Switzerland Greenfield Festival
June 14 Derby, UK Download Festival
June 20 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain Azkena Rock Festival
June 25 Oslo, Norway Tons of Rock
June 26 Clisson, France Hellfest