BARONESS, who recently announced the release of its fourth album, “Purple” (due on December 18 via Abraxan Hymns), will launch its first U.S. tour in support of the ten-song album with a round of intimate performances beginning November 27 at the Ace Of Cups in Columbus, Ohio.
“We’ve been off tour for too long,” said BARONESS guitarist/vocalist John Baizley. “It’s time for BARONESS to start playing shows in the U.S. again. We’re doing a short run through the eastern half of the States, in small clubs, getting our new songs stage ready for 2016. Who knows, maybe we’ll even throw in a few songs from the very early EPs and albums. See you soon…”
In conjunction with the tour announcement, the band has unveiled the official music video for “Chlorine & Wine”. The clip, which was directed by Jimmy Hubbard, gives fans a raw, behind-the-scenes peek into the making of the song, including footage of BARONESS writing and rehearsing the track as well as recording at producer Dave Fridmann’s Tarbox Road Studios.
A European outing kicked off the band’s live dates in support of “Purple”, with slots at both the Reading and Leeds festivals, saw the first live performance of “Chlorine & Wine”. BARONESS also joined METALLICA for the September 16 opening at the Centre Videotron in Quebec.
Nov. 27 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
Nov. 28 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
Nov. 29 – Madison, WI – Frequency
Dec. 01 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo
Dec. 02 – Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Music Hall
Dec. 04 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
Dec. 05 – Dallas, TX – Double Wide
Dec. 06 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
Dec. 08 – Houston, TX – Rudyard’s
Dec. 09 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
Dec. 11 – Gainesville, FL – 8-BIT Bar
Dec. 12 – Savannah, GA – The Jinx
Dec. 13 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Dec. 15 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
Dec. 16 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
Dec. 18 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
Dec. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Dec. 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
Pre-order packages for “Purple”, which feature an instant download of “Chlorine & Wine” as well as a limited-edition colored vinyl version of the new album, two picture discs, t-shirts and other unique items are available now. Digital pre-orders, which also include an instant download of “Chlorine & Wine”, are available via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
BARONESS is John Baizley (guitar, vocals), Pete Adams (guitar, vocals), Nick Jost (bass, keyboards) and Sebastian Thomson (drums).