Baroness Biography & News
Meet the band that formed a decade ago in Savannah, Georgia, with all members hailing from Lexington, Virginia. It's the Blue Ridge Mountains the band credits for inspiration for its music, with the majesty of one translating to the bold sound of the other.
Baroness is known for its explosive live shows, and have clawed to the forefront of heavy metal music. Each project, from their debut full-length the "Red Album" in 2007 to 2012's "Yellow and Green" has been met by commercial and critical success. In fact, "Red Album" was named Album of the Year by heavy metal magazine Revolver, and the follow-up "Blue Record" would be named the 20th Greatest Metal Album in History by LA Weekly in 2013.
But as we mentioned, the band has forged its name and reputation on its stage presence. Their touring schedule is one of the most demanding and aggressive in the business, with the band having played almost 250 shows a year since its inception. They've already criss-crossed the U.S. three time, have played the UK twice, and have appeared at international festivals like SXSW and ZXZW in the Netherlands.
It was near Bath, England in late 2012 that nine passengers were injured (two seriously) when the bus the band was traveling in fell from a viaduct at Brassknocker Hill. The vehicle plummeted some 30ft. As a result of the crash, frontman John Baizley suffered a broken left arm and a broken left leg. Allen Blickle and Matt Maggioni each suffered fractured vertebrae, while Pete Adams was treated and released from the hospital the next day.
2013 proved to be a true year of transition for the band, as Blickle (drums) and Maggioni (bass guitar) both left the band. The first leg of their 2013 headlining tour thus featured the debut of bass guitarist Nick Jost and drummer Sebastian Thomson. Catch them in 2014 when they visit Australia for the Soundwave Festival, from February 22 to March 3.
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Baroness Concert Tickets Concerts Video for "Take My Bones Away" An upcoming tour announcement is always exciting news, but for fans of Baroness, it's particularly meaningful. Seven months ago, the band suffered a devastating bus crash while on tour in England. While there were no fatalities, bassist Matt Maggioni and drummer Allen Blickle ultimately parted…Read more
Past Tour Dates for Baroness
Baroness Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 10/24/2013 London London Electric Ballroom 10/22/2013 Manchester Dby Club Academy 10/20/2013 Glasgow Glg Cathouse 10/19/2013 Wolverhampton Wmd Slade Rooms 10/18/2013 Tourcoing B4 Le Grand Mix 10/16/2013 Aarau AG Kiff 10/15/2013 Milan MI Tunnel 10/14/2013 Munich BY Backstage 10/10/2013 Hamburg HH Markthalle Hamburg 10/07/2013 Oslo 03 Rockefeller Music Hall 10/05/2013 Copenhagen 147 Loppen 10/03/2013 Dortmund NW FZW 10/01/2013 Paris Ville De Paris Le Trabendo 09/29/2013 Antwerp Antwerp Muziekcentrum Trix 09/27/2013 Tilburg NB 013 09/06/2013 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 09/06/2013 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 09/04/2013 Vancouver BC Venue 09/01/2013 Spokane WA Knitting Factory Concert House 08/31/2013 Seattle WA Seattle Center 08/31/2013 Seattle WA Seattle Center 08/30/2013 Salt Lake City UT Urban Lounge 08/27/2013 Tucson AZ The Rock 08/24/2013 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles State Historic Park 08/24/2013 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles State Historic Park 08/24/2013 San Diego CA The Casbah 08/23/2013 Tempe AZ Club Red 08/21/2013 Denver CO Bluebird Theater 08/20/2013 Colorado Springs CO The Black Sheep 08/18/2013 Columbia MO Rose Music Hall 08/14/2013 New York NY Irving Plaza 08/13/2013 Providence RI Met Cafe 08/11/2013 Boston MA Royale Boston 08/10/2013 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/10/2013 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/09/2013 Toronto ON Mod Club Theatre 08/05/2013 Columbus OH A and R Music Bar 08/04/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/03/2013 Chicago IL Subterranean 08/02/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/01/2013 Cleveland OH House Of Blues Cleveland 06/15/2013 Huntington WV V Club 06/14/2013 Millvale PA Mr. Small's Funhouse 06/13/2013 Manchester TN Manchester Farm 06/12/2013 Cincinnati OH Taft Theatre 06/11/2013 Indianapolis IN Old National Centre 06/09/2013 Madison WI Majestic Theatre 06/08/2013 Grand Rapids MI The Pyramid Scheme 06/05/2013 Saint Louis MO The Firebird 06/04/2013 Lawrence KS Granada 06/01/2013 Austin TX Mohawk 06/01/2013 Houston TX Eleanor Tinsley Park 05/31/2013 Dallas TX Trees 05/29/2013 Atlanta GA Center Stage Theatre 05/28/2013 Charleston SC Music Farm 05/26/2013 Virginia Beach VA The Jewish Mother 05/25/2013 Baltimore MD Rams Head Live 05/24/2013 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer
Baroness Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 10/21/2012 Charleston SC Music Farm 08/17/2012 Ludinghausen North Rhine-westphal Flugplatz Borkenberge 08/15/2012 Southampton Sth Talking Heads 08/14/2012 Bristol Bst Fleece 08/13/2012 Sheffield Syk Corporation 08/12/2012 Margate KY The Westcoast Margate 08/06/2012 Hamburg HH Logo 07/10/2012 Glasgow Rfw Stereo