PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 31, 2016 – Baroness, who recently launched a new round of U.S. tour dates in support of Purple, premiere a music video for the song “Try to Disappear." The clip captures one of the band’s “absolutely electric” (Exclaim) live outings in support of the 10-song album.
“The cathartic experience of playing live music has not changed over the 13 years of performing,” John Baizley said in a recent interview with the SF Weekly. “But the sense of relief and release I feel as an adult is as intense, if not more than, when I was younger. The response to this record has been really, really overwhelming. There have been some pretty dramatic changes in the way that our audiences react to our songs, and I couldn’t be happier about that.”
Baroness recently announced an Australian/New Zealand tour for December, marking the band’s first Oceanian shows since the release of Purple.
Tickets for all non-festival performances are available via YourBaroness.com. Pallbearer opens on all U.S. non-festival dates.
August 31 Tucson, AZ The Rock
September 2 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
September 3 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
September 4 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theatre
September 6 Orlando, FL The Social
September 7 Tampa, FL State Theater
September 9 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
September 10 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Music Festival
September 17 Chester, PA Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Festival
September 23 Corpus Christi, TX The Pavilion at Concrete Street
September 24 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
September 25 Houston, TX Houston Open Air
October 22 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
November 6 McDade, TX Sound on Sound Festival
December 5 Auckland, New Zealand Studio
December 7 Sydney, Australia The Metro
December 8 Brisbane, Australia The Triffid
December 9 St. Kilda, Australia The Prince Bandroom
December 10 Meredith, Australia Meredith Music Festival
December 12 Adelaide, Australia The Gov
December 13 Perth, Australia Capitol
Purple was released on Dec. 18 via the band’s own Abraxan Hymns label. The Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev) produced album has been universally praised with Pitchfork saying Purple features “some of the biggest, strong songs Baroness has ever written,” Entertainment Weekly calling the album “their finest release yet,” Rolling Stone Australia dubbing it “the most dynamic, robust guitar album this year,” Mojo echoing those sentiments, saying “Baroness have delivered their masterpiece: an album grounding their cosmic heaviosity with earthbound, compelling drama,” and German magazine Visions declaring “the quasi-comeback Purple is their best album to date.” Purple and the songs from the album also landed on a number of year-end best of lists with “Shock Me” coming in at #10 on Entertainment Weekly’s Top 40 Songs of 2015, Pitchfork awarding it #6 on their Best Metal Albums of 2015 round-up and Rolling Stone placing the release at #7 on their 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015.