| Gold & Grey, the last album in Baroness’ canon of kaleidoscopic releases, is available today.|
The band has simultaneously debuted the video for “Tourniquet” (https://youtu.be/RQeAvbTVWiU), with the Pam Strohm directed clip tying into the album artwork’s color palette.
One of rock music’s most anticipated releases of the year, the 17-track album is racking up accolade after accolade, with fans and music critics alike raving about the Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mogwai) produced collection. Consequence of Sound awarded the album an “A”, describing Gold & Grey as “a culmination of all their passion and discipline,” while MetalSucksexpanded on that idea, saying “It’s fitting that the chromatic series that started with the blazing Red Album should close with a deep self-examination like this. Spontaneously melancholy and invigorating, Gold & Grey perfectly encapsulates how Baroness excel at reaching shining peaks and descending into gloomy valleys.”
|“The idea, initially, was just to do the traditional color wheel, which is six colors,” explains Baizley in a forthcoming Revolver cover story. “Orange is the final one on the wheel, so calling it Gold & Grey is our way of circumventing calling our album Orange — that’s just not a cool title, so this is as close as we get to it. I’ve listened to all five [Baroness albums] in a row, and this record feels like it’s part of that. And I don’t know that the next one won’t, but it also feels like 12 years might be long enough chasing one idea.”|
Baroness make a special full band performance this evening at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade as part of a mini-tour of Northeastern U.S. record stores. The band heads to South America later this month, with North American and European tours carrying them through the end of the year.
June 14 Brooklyn, NY Rough TradeJune 15 Poughkeepsie, NY Darkside RecordsJune 16 Boston, MA ONCE/Newbury Comics
June 19 Mexico City, Mexico MX at LunarioJune 21 Santiago, Chile BlondieJune 22 Buenos Aires, Argentina UniclubJune 23 São Paulo, Brazil Fabrique Club
July 11 Lancaster, PA The ChameleonJuly 12 Poughkeepsie, NY The ChanceJuly 13 Huntington, NY The ParamountJuly 14 Hartford, CT Webster TheatreJuly 16 Buffalo, NY Town BallroomJuly 17 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls TheatreJuly 19 Columbus, OH Newport Music HallJuly 20 Detroit, MI The MajesticJuly 21 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National CentreJuly 23 Palatine, IL Durty Nellie’sJuly 24 Des Moines, IA Wooly’sJuly 26 Omaha, NE The Waiting RoomJuly 27 Lawrence, KS The GranadaJuly 28 St. Louis MO The Ready RoomJuly 30 Nashville, TN Cannery BallroomJuly 31 Birmingham, AL SaturnAugust 4 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity TheatreAugust 5 Atlanta, GA Buckhead TheatreAugust 6 Tampa, FL The OrpheumAugust 7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture RoomAugust 9 Orlando, FL Plaza LiveAugust 10 Jacksonville, FL 1904 Music HallAugust 11 Charleston, SC The Music FarmAugust 13 Charlotte, NC The UndergroundAugust 14 Asheville, NC The Orange PeelAugust 16 Richmond, VA The NationalAugust 17 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage
September 23 Newcastle, UK O2 AcademySeptember 24 Glasgow, UK O2 AcademySeptember 26 London, UK O2 Academy BrixtonSeptember 28 Bristol, UK O2 AcademySeptember 30 Birmingham, UK O2 AcademyOctober 1 Manchester, UK O2 ApolloOctober 3 Belfast, UK Ulster HallOctober 4 Dublin, IE Olympia TheatreOctober 6 Paris, FR L’OlympiaOctober 7 Luxembourg, LU RockhalOctober 9 Madrid, ES La RivieraOctober 10 Lisbon, PT ColiseumOctober 12 Barcelona, ES RazzmatazzOctober 14 Milan, IT FabriqueOctober 29 Warsaw, PL Torwar ArenaOctober 31 Prague, CZ O2 UniversumNovember 1 Berlin, DE Mercedes-Benz ArenaNovember 3 Stuttgart, DE SchleyerhalleNovember 5 Zurich, CH HallenstadionNovember 7 Frankfurt, DE FesthalleNovember 8 Munich, DE OlympiahalleNovember 10 Leipzig, DE Arena LeipzigNovember 11 Hamburg, DE Barclaycard ArenaNovember 12 Hamburg, DE Barclaycard ArenaNovember 14 Cologne, DE Lanxess ArenaNovember 15 Cologne, DE Lanxess ArenaNovember 17 Vienna, AT StadhalleNovember 19 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo DomeNovember 21 Antwerp, BE Lotto ArenaNovember 27 Helsinki, FI Hartwall ArenaNovember 29 Stockholm, SE Tele2 Arena
|Gold & Gray album cover|
|Baroness is John Baizley (vocals/guitar), Gina Gleason (guitar), Nick Jost (bass) and Sebastian Thomson (drums). Baroness received a GRAMMY® Award nomination for the song “Shock Me” (from the 2015 album, Purple) in the “Best Metal Performance” category. Purple saw worldwide praise with Pitchfork saying it features “some of the biggest, strongest songs Baroness has ever written” and Mojo proclaiming “Baroness have delivered their masterpiece.” The album received numerous year end accolades including “Shock Me” at #10 on Entertainment Weekly’s Top 40 Songs of 2015, #6 on Pitchfork’s Best Metal Albums of 2015 and #7 on Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015. The band’s catalog of studio recordings is: Gold & Grey (2019), Purple(2015), Yellow & Green (2012), Blue Record (2009), Red Album (2007), A Grey Sigh in a Flower Husk (Split LP, 2007), Second (EP, 2004) and First (EP, 2004).|