Baroness announces 2021 tour dates, fans choose each night’s setlist
The Baroness has just announced a series of tour dates in the United States in 2021. Dubbed the “Your Baroness” tour, the group’s setlist will be chosen by fans in each city booked for the winter tour.
The Baroness has only played once since the start of the COVID pandemic. After leaving Gold and gray In the summer of 2019, the band did a series of shows in North America and Europe, but failed to properly spin the record before the concert industry closed in early 2020.
The new round of tour dates will feature The Baroness without opening acts. Fans who purchase a ticket for any date will be directed to a voting page, where they can choose up to 10 songs from the Baroness for that night’s performance. For each show, the 10 most voted songs will be performed by the group.
“I don’t remember any time in the history of this band when we were more excited to tour than today,” says Baroness singer / guitarist John Baizley. “In many ways this upcoming tour is like Baroness’ very first tour in 2003: we don’t know what to expect, we’re sitting on the sidelines and can’t wait to get on stage. Over the past two years, we’ve tried to keep ourselves as busy as possible: writing, recording, and rehearsing as the pandemic allowed. During this time one fact has become more and more clear… we are being built as a live / touring band. The most powerful and important aspects of music only come to light through shared experience.
Baizley continues: “Baroness’ music is designed to be shared; our audience has always been the final and most important member of the group. Quite simply, it does not go without YOU! We have started counting the hours in anticipation of that first moment of happiness when the lights go out and the room is silent, where we can once again commune with our audience. We have all missed you very much and we are so excited to see the setlists that you all are designing for us. There has never been a better time to put the trust and control of our music in your capable hands. Electric or acoustic, sung or shouted, from EPs to LPs: we are busy preparing everything from these 6 or 7 hours of recorded music. Plus, we thought the pandemic robbed us of the chance to play Gold and gray in front of an American audience and we can’t wait to perform these songs for you too. Finally, we’re really excited to have the opportunity to play up close in venues where we haven’t usually played in recent years. It’s so good to share all this news with you, we missed it more than we can explain. We hope to see you all again soon! “
The Baroness’ 2021 tour kicks off Nov.6 in Baltimore, Md., And runs through Dec. 12 in Philadelphia, Pa. Presale tickets for fans will be available on September 30 at 10 a.m. local time. General on-sale will begin on October 1 at 10 a.m. local time. See the full list of dates below.
Your Baroness 2021 tour dates:
November 06 – Baltimore, Maryland @ Ottobar
November 07 – Richmond, Virginia @ Richmond Music Hall
November 09 – Columbus, Ohio @ Ace of Cups
November 10 – Indianapolis, Indiana @ The Black Circle
November 12 – Minneapolis, Minn @ Barfly @ Skyway Theater
November 14 – Fargo, ND @ The Hall @ Fargo Brewing
November 17 – Spokane, Washington @ Lucky You
November 19 – Seattle, Washington @ Funhouse
November 21 – Portland, Oregon @ Doug Fir Lounge
November 23 – Boise, Idaho @ Olympic
November 24 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ State Room
November 26 – Denver, Colorado @ Globe Hall
November 29 – Lawrence, Kansas @ The Bottleneck
November 30 – St. Louis, Missouri @ Off Broadway
December 01 – Chicago, Illinois @ Cobra Lounge
December 03 – Detroit, Michigan @ El Club
December 04 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Mahalls
December 05 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
December 07 – Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus
December 10 – Boston, Massachusetts @ Middle East upstairs
December 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Tie
December 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Tie
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