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).