Baroness Spring U.S. Tour Rumored
UPDATE, 9:30am EDT, April 2: The band has confirmed the tour via press release. Updated dates below. They have also announced that Nick Jost (bass) and Sebastian Thomson (drums) will be playing with the band on this run, though whether those two are permanent members is unclear.
The PRP is reporting about three weeks’ worth of tour dates for Baroness this May and June. The PRP hasn’t cited a source for the rumors, so take these dates with a grain of salt, but they’ve usually been dead-on about these kinds of tour reports in the past. Here are the rumored dates:
May 24 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
May 25 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live (with Inter Arma)
May 26 Norfolk, VA Jewish Mother (with Inter Arma)
May 28 Charleston, SC The Music Farm (with True Widow)
May 29 Atlanta, GA Center Stage (with True Widow)
May 31 Dallas, TX Trees (with True Widow)
June 1 Austin, TX Chaos in Tejas (Mohawk)
June 2 Houston, TX Free Press Summer Festival
June 4 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre (with Coliseum)
June 5 St. Louis, MO The Firebird (with Coliseum)
June 8 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme (with Coliseum)
June 9 Madison, WI The Majestic Theatre (with Coliseum)
June 11 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe @ Old National Centre (with Coliseum)
June 12 Cincinnati, OH Taft Ballroom (with Coliseum)
June 14 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s (with Coliseum)
June 15 Huntington, WV V Club (with Coliseum)
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)
That routing would place Baroness in Michigan on June 8th, the first day of Metallica’s Orion Music + More festival. Maybe they’re playing that during the day then heading to Grand Rapids to play their own show at night. Just conjecture.
Anyway, this news obviously begs the question as to who, exactly, is in Baroness right now, since the band announced last week that drummer Allen Blickle and bassist Matt Maggioni have quit in the wake of last summer’s horrific bus accident. We expect an announcement will be made soon, but we’re sure that whoever John Baizley and Pete Adams settle on will be more than capable replacements. In the meantime, let’s commend those two guys for having the courage to get back on the road again… it couldn’t have been an easy decision.