Baroness Unearth New Album 'STONE,' North American Tour

They're bringing the new music to Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal this fall

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jun 20, 2023

Baroness have announced their highly anticipated sixth studio album, led by new single "Last Word." The face-melting metallers have also mapped out the Sweet Oblivion Tour, which will bring them to five Canadian cities this fall.

STONE is due September 15 via the band's own Abraxan Hymns, following 2019's Gold & Grey — one of Exclaim!'s best metal and hardcore albums for that year. This time around, Baroness elected to self-produce the record, holing up for a month in a vacation house in the mountains of Barryville, NY.

"The recording process was completely self-contained," the band's Sebastian Thomsen explained in a press release. "Having just the four of us in a rented house in the mountains for a month resulted in not only a cohesive and authentic sound, but also an intense collective mentality." It has resulted in another reinvention — and an LP that John Baizley describes as "a lot more alive, more direct." You can watch the video for our first taste of the new sound, "Last Word," below.

The Sweet Oblivion Tour kicks off on October 13 in Baltimore. The next month, Baroness will cross the border to play their first Canadian stop at Vancouver's Rickshaw Theatre on November 4, followed by Edmonton's Union Hall on November 6 and Calgary's Palace Theatre on November 7. After dipping back into the US, they'll hit Toronto's Danforth Music Hall on November 19 and Montreal's Beanfield Theatre on November 20 ahead of wrapping things up on December 1 in Philadelphia.

Find the full itinerary and album tracklist below. Further tour details are available on the band's website.


1.    Embers
2.    Last Word
3.    Beneath the Rose
4.    Choir
5.    The Dirge
6.    Anodyne
7.    Shine
8.    Magnolia
9.    Under the Wheel
10.  Bloom

Pre-order STONE.

Baroness 2023 Tour Dates:

10/13 Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Sound Stage
10/14 Richmond, VA - Canal Club
10/15 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
10/17 Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor
10/18 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
10/20 Dallas, TX - The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
10/21 Houston, TX - House of Blues
10/22 Austin, TX - Empire Control Room & Garage
10/24 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
10/25 Mesa, AZ - Nile Theater
10/27 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
10/28 Los Angeles, CA - The Bellwether
10/29 Berkeley, CA - UC Theater Taube Family Music Hall
10/31 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
11/03 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
11/04 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
11/06 Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
11/07 Calgary, AB - The Palace Theatre
11/09 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
11/11 Denver, CO - Summit
11/12 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room Lounge
11/14 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
11/15 Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre
11/17 Columbus, OH - The King of Club
11/18 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
11/19 Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall
11/20 Montreal, QC - Beanfield Theatre
11/22 Albany, NY - Empire Live
11/24 Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater & Ballroom
11/25 Pittsburgh, PA - Roxian Theatre
11/26 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
11/28 Boston, MA - Royale
11/29 New York, NY - Webster Hall
12/01 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

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