Baroness played an intimate set at the Chicago Music Exchange (CME) music retail shop for a recent episode of CME Sessions, and let's just say they did not disappoint in the slightest. You can catch the 45-minute performance above. The set list is as follows:
- "Little Things"
- "Cold-Blooded Angels"
- "If I Have To Wake Up"
- "I’d Do Anything"
- "I’m Already Gone"
Recently, while filming a session for Amoeba Music's What's In My Bag? series, vocalist and guitarist John Dyer Baizley seemed to indicate that Baroness is working on a new LP. While discussing one of his purchases, The Rolling Stones' Black and Blue, Baizley said, "I really want this for [record] one song… I think it's the first or second track on this record… 'Hand Of Fate.' I guess it was about a year ago, or a little bit over a year ago, Gina and I were traveling to do some recording for our upcoming record, and we just listened to that song over and over again. It doesn't go much beyond that, but it's a really, really great era of The Stones for me. It's got this really cool open, bluesy, raw kind of sound that, I don't know – I'm just a sucker for it."
Baroness's last LP was 2019's Gold & Grey, which was the first album to feature guitarist Gina Gleason after the departure of Peter Adams, who had been with the band since 2007. Gold & Grey received universal critical praise, and the band's live shows have become epic experiences filled with anthemic numbers awash in a haze of sonic beauty.
The band was recently announced as openers for this summer's Lamb Of God/Killswitch Engage tour, and they will also be doing some dates in Europe, linking up with Mastodon for a handful of shows. You can see all of those dates below.
6/15 – Freak Valley Festival – Netphen, Germany
6/16 – Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium
6/17 – Hellfest Open Air Festival – Clisson, France
6/19 – Markthalle Hamburg – Hamburg, Germany
6/20 – Pustervik – Gothenburg, Sweden (w/ Mastodon)
6/21 – Malmo KB – Malmo, Sweden (w/ Mastodon)
6/23 – Tons of Rock – Olso, Norway
6/26 – Rock the Castle – Villafrance Di Verona, Italy
6/27 – OPEN AIR – Vienna, Austria (w/ Mastodon)
6/28 – Culture Factory – Zagreb, Croatia (w/ Mastodon)
7/1 – Hard Rock Laager – Vana-Vigala, Estonia
7/2 – Tuska Festival – Helsinki, Finland
9/8 – Blue Ridge Rock Festival – Alton, VA
9/09 – Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island [Tickets]
9/10 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion [Tickets]
9/11 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Music Festival [Tickets]
9/13 – Youngstown, OH – Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater [Tickets]
9/14 – Baltimore, MD – Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena [Tickets]
9/16 – Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy [Tickets]
9/17 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily's Place [Tickets]
9/18 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre [Tickets]
9/21 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway [Tickets]
9/23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival (no Killswitch Engage & Suicide Silence) [Tickets]
9/24 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island [Tickets]
9/25 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amp at Freedom Hill [Tickets]
9/26 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park [Tickets]
9/30 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium [Tickets]