Royal Thunder 7:30-8:00pm
(DJ Night 11:00pm)
PRESENTED BY KICKSTAND PRODUCTIONS
tickets $15.00 in advance (and $17.00 at the door)
BARONESS’ mission statement has always been simple: keep an open mind, confront challenges, avoid repetition and take the music to diverse audiences. BARONESS toured constantly and extensively for two years straight to support their CD/LP Blue Record, sharing the stage with such bands as METALLICA, MASTODON, DEFTONES, and ISIS. The band also played a variety of festivals, including Coachella (US), Oya (Norway), Bonnaroo (US) and Soundwave (AUS).
YELLOW & GREEN was released in July 2012 via Relapse Records and debuted at #30 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart. The double-album was dubbed a “thrilling hard-rock epic” by Rolling Stone. Artist Direct (after awarding the band “Rock Band of the Year” honors) said “they epitomize the spirit of the greats like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, while remaining wholly unique. It’s something we need more of. Baroness are everything that a rock band should be… and more.”
In late July, they headed to Europe for a round of summer festival appearances and headlining dates, but it was tragically cut short due to a near fatal bus accident in Bath, England. The band and crew suffered a variety of injuries in the 30 foot plummet and have been at different stages of recovery since.
As the year came to a close, Baroness dominated year-end lists with Entertainment Weekly and Spin both naming Yellow & Green their #1 metal release of 2012 and iTunes awarding “Take My Bones Away” the distinction of best metal song of the year.
Decibel (#2), Guitar World (#15), Loudwire (#4), Magnet (#12), Pitchfork (#3 on Metal Albums, #25 Best Albums of 2012), Revolver (#4), Stereogum (#18) and the Village Voice (#6) also gave the album top honors.
2013 is the year that Baroness will get back on their feet and come back stronger than ever. The band is planning a series of shows and festival appearances to show the world that even the worst of tragedies cannot hold them back.