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” via Juxtapoz. 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.
Aug 31: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Sep 02: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
Sep 03: Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
Sep 04: Baton Rouge, LA @ The Varsity Theatre
Sep 06: Orlando, FL @ The Social
Sep 07: Tampa, FL @ State Theater
Sep 09: Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
Sep 10: Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
Sep 17: Chester, PA @ Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Festival
Sep 23: Corpus Christi, TX @ The Pavilion at Concrete Street
Sep 24: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Sep 25: Houston, TX @ Houston Open Air
Oct 22: Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
Nov 06: McDade, TX 2 Sound on Sound Festival
Dec 05: Auckland, New Zealand @ Studio
Dec 07: Sydney, Australia @ The Metro
Dec 08: Brisbane, Australia @ The Triffid
Dec 09: St. Kilda, Australia @ The Prince Bandroom
Dec 10: Meredith, Australia @ Meredith Music Festival
Dec 12: Adelaide, Australia @ The Gov
Dec 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” (video: https://youtu.be/hS5osAdTnm0) 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.
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