Baroness Announce European Tour; Limited Edition EP

As Baroness thunder through their first week of North American tour dates since the release of Yellow & Green, the band set their sights on Europe with the announcement of a four-week trek across the continent 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).

The stunning four-song EP, which was culled from Baroness’ July 12, 2012 performance at Studio 4 (Maida Vale) on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show, highlights the quartet’s live prowess and gives the collection of songs an entirely new dynamic.  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 (
The Live At Maida Vale track listing is:
1.     Take My Bones Away
2.     March To The Sea
3.     Cocainium
4.     The Line Between
European tour dates:
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     Postbanhof
October 13     Wien, Austria     Arena
October 14     München, Germany     Backstage Werk
October 15     Milano, Italy     Tunnel
October 16     Zürich, Switzerland     Aarau 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
North American tour dates:
May 28     Charleston, SC     The Music Farm
May 29     Atlanta, GA     Center Stage
May 31     Dallas, TX     Trees
June 1     Austin, TX     Chaos in Tejas (Mohawk)
June 2     Houston, TX     Free Press Summer Festival
June 4     Lawrence, KS     Granada Theatre
June 5     St. Louis, MO     The Firebird
June 7     Detroit, MI     St. Andrew’s Hall (Official Orion After Party)
June 8     Grand Rapids, MI     The Pyramid Scheme
June 9     Madison, WI     The Majestic Theatre
June 11     Indianapolis, IN     Deluxe @ Old National Centre
June 12     Cincinnati, OH     Taft Ballroom
June 14     Pittsburgh, PA     Mr. Small’s
June 15     Huntington, WV     V Club
June 16     Manchester, TN     Bonnaroo
July 30     West Babylon, NY     Looney Tunes
August 1     Cleveland, OH     House of Blues
August 4     Chicago, IL     Lollapalooza
August 5     Columbus, OH     A&R Music Bar
August 7     Rochester, NY     Club @ Walter Street
August 9     Toronto, ON     Mod Club
August 10     Montreal, QC   Heavy MTL
August 11     Boston, MA     Royale
August 13     Providence, RI     Met Café
August 14     New York, NY     Irving Plaza
August 17     Champaign, IL     The Highdive
August 18     Columbia, MO     Mojo’s
August 20     Colorado Springs, CO     Black Sheep
August 21     Denver, CO      Bluebird Theater
August 23     Phoenix, AZ     Club Red
August 24     San Diego, CA     The Casbah
August 25     Los Angeles, CA     FYF Fest
August 27     Tucson, AZ      The Rock
August 28     Las Vegas NV     Backstage Bar
August 30     Salt Lake City, UT     Urban Lounge
September 2     Seattle, WA     Bumbershoot
September 4     Vancouver, BC     Venue
September 6     George, WA     KISW Pain in the Grass
Inter Arma opens May 25 & 26; True Widow opens May 28 – 31; Coliseum opens June 4 to 15; Royal Thunder opens on headlining dates from Aug. 1 to Sept. 4
The band has also released a candid interview clip ( 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 (
Baroness announced their eagerly awaited return to the road in early April 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!”
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), Aardschok Magazine (#3), 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) and Visions Germany (#4).