As Baroness thunder through their first week of North American tour dates since the release of Yellow & Green, the band set their sights on a return to Europe with a four week trek across the continent together with Royal Thunder, and an EP release of their 2012 BBC Session titled Live At Maida Vale (July 22 UK/World, July 19 Germany/Benelux and July 23 North America release via Relapse Records).
European Tour Dates (support by Royal Thunder):
September 27 – Tilburg, Holland – 013
September 28 – Köln, Germany – Stahlwerk
September 29 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
October 1 – Paris, France – Le Trabendo
October 2 – Luxembourg – Den Atelier
October 3 – Dortmund, Germany – FZW (Visions Westend Festival)*
October 5 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Loppen
October 6 – Trondheim, Norway – Sorslaen Samfundet (UKA-13 Student Festival)*
October 7 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
October 8 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser
October 10 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
October 11 – Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof
October 13 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
October 14 – München, Germany – Backstage Werk
October 15 – Milan, Italy – Tunnel
October 16 – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff
October 18 – Tourcoing, France – Le Grand Mix
October 19 – Wolverhampton, UK – Slade Rooms
October 20 – Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
October 22 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
October 24 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom
* Royal Thunder opens on all dates except October 3 and 6
Baroness announced their eagerly awaited return to the road with guitar player Pete Adams saying:“It’s hard to find the words to express how excited we are to announce this tour. 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!”
Baroness – Live At Maida Vale EP
The stunning four-song EP highlights Baroness’ live prowess and gives the collection of songs an entirely new dynamic. Recorded at the BBC studios in Maida Vale in July 2012, the release will be available digitally and as a highly limited edition 12” with a B-side featuring a silkscreen of John Baizley’s iconic swan image. Pre-orders are available via Relapse here.
The band has also released a candid interview video where they share their thoughts on the Summer 2012 tour bus accident and reveal the first rehearsal footage with Nick Jost (bass) and Sebastian Thomson (drums). Paste Magazine’s May 14 cover story documents Baizley’s recovery via a series of interviews over the past several months, click here to view.
1. Take My Bones Away
2. March To The Sea
4. The Line Between
Yellow & Green has garnered enormous praise and landed on various best of and year-end lists worldwide including reigning over Spin’s “20 Best Metal Albums of 2012,” iTunes awarding “Take My Bones Away” the distinction of the best metal song of the year, Metal Hammer Germany placing the release at #2 on their year-end list and BBC Music describing the album as a “nearly flawless collection” while giving Yellow & Green the #13 spot in their Top 25 albums of 2012. The 18-track record also landed on year-end lists from Amazon (#46), Close Up Sweden (#4), Decibel (#2), Guitar World (#15), Loudwire (#4), Magnet (#12), Metal Hammer Norway (#4), Metal Hammer UK (#14), Paste (#47), Pitchfork (#27), PopMatters (#4), Revolver (#4), Stereogum (#18), Terrorizer (#2), Treble (#2), Village Voice (#6) Visions Germany (#4), Aardschok Netherlands (#3) and Metal Hammer Germany (#2).