Baroness Announces First North American Tour After Bus Crash
Baroness's first North American tour supporting the "Yellow & Green" album kicks off May 24th with a performance at Union Transfer in John Baizley's adopted hometown of Philadelphia.
"It's hard to find the words to express how excited we are to announce this tour," explained guitar player Pete Adams. "Seven months ago, who knew when it would be or even if we could get back on the road. But here we are, picking right back up where we left off. A heartfelt thanks to everyone's unconditional love and support for us through, let's hope, the hardest time this band will ever see. We told you we'd be back so let's do this thing!”
Baizley confirmed that drummer Allen Blickle and bass player Matt Maggioni would not be touring with the band via a web posting on Mar. 25, adding that the pair’s departure is “not sensational” and “does not come with hard feelings.” Baizley went on to add that the band has already found two musicians, Nick Jost (bass) and Sebastian Thomson (drums), “who can approach our music with passion and vitality.”
Dates are as follows:
May 24 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
May 25 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head Live
May 26 Norfolk, VA Jewish Mother
May 28 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
May 29 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
May 31 Dallas, TX Trees
June 1 Austin, TX Chaos in Tejas (Mohawk)
June 2 Houston, TX Free Press Summer Festival
June 4 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
June 5 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
June 8 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
June 9 Madison, WI The Majestic Theatre
June 11 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe @ Old National Centre
June 12 Cincinnati, OH Taft Ballroom
June 14 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small's
June 15 Huntington, WV V Club
June 13 - 16 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo (performance date to be announced soon)
August 10 – 11 Montreal, QC Heavy MTL (performance date to be announced soon)
Inter Arma opens May 25 & 26, True Widow opens May 28 – 31, and Coliseum opens June 4 - 15.
Baroness was sidelined when the band's tour bus plunged off a viaduct in the Bath area of England on August 15th, leaving the band and crew members with a variety of serious injuries. Yellow & Green had been released less than a month when the accident happened, and with just four shows remaining in the six-week trek before the band could return home to enjoy the praise that was being heaped upon the double-album. Singer/guitar player Baizley suffered extensive injuries, which, at one point, clouded the future of both the band and his return to music.
In October, after an unprecedented outpouring from fans, peers and friends, Baizley posted an open letter in which he painfully recounted the horrific crash, ending the ten-paragraph note with a fierce determination to return to music and touring.
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