American heavy rockers Baroness have announced a national headline tour of Australia, with an Adelaide performance at The Gov on December 12.
Baroness are no strangers to Australia, having last performed at Soundwave 2014. Prior to this, the band accompanied heavyweights, Metallica, on their stadium tour in 2010 with Lamb Of God.
Baroness’ latest album, Purple, has been universally praised by critics and fans. Purple was recorded with producer Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev) and saw the band take their sound to a different level, with Rolling Stone Australia dubbing it “the most dynamic, robust guitar album this year”.
Baroness formed in 2003, slugging it out in their local Savannah scene while adhering to a DIY punk ethic, booking their own tours and silk-screening their own shirts. Founded by artist/musician John Baizley (vocals, guitar), the four-piece line-up includes Pete Adams (guitar, vocals), Nick Jost (bass, keyboards) and Sebastian Thomson (drums).
Over their 13-year history, Baroness have released a colourful assortment of albums, specifically the Red Album, Blue Record, Yellow & Green and most recently, Purple. While the band’s first two releases firmly cemented their spot in the hard rock world (metal mags worldwide awarded Album of the Year accolades for the Red and Blue albums), the melodic double album, Yellow & Green, saw Baroness’ audience expand, kicking off with a Top 30 chart debut in the U.S. and a spot on year-end best-of lists from music outlets worldwide.
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY – WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7
THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE – THURSDAY DECEMBER 8
PRINCE BANDROOM, MELBOURNE – FRIDAY DECEMBER 9
THE GOV, ADELAIDE – MONDAY DECEMBER 12
CAPITOL, PERTH – TUESDAY DECEMBER 13
Tickets for all shows (excluding Meredith) go on sale at 10am Thursday, August 25.
Telstra Thanks is bringing an exciting pre-sale just for Telstra customers from 10am Monday, August 22 until 9am Wednesday, August 24. For more information on how to purchase, visit: telstra.com/music.
For complete tour and ticketing details – including ticket bundles featuring a limited edition hand-signed show poster designed by Baroness’ John Baizley and featuring artwork by Marald Van Haasteren – visit:livenation.com.au.