Baroness and Against Me!, two seemingly unlikely bedfellow who have a shared past, have announced a co-headline tour this coming spring. Destroy Boys will open the first half of the tour, while Drug Church will open the second half.
Baroness frontman/mastermind John Baizley comments:
“It’s extremely exciting to get back out on the road in the U.S., this time with our friends in Against Me! We love tours that offer this much variety of sound. While our styles or sound may differ, we share some background in common. Our two bands originate from the deeply Southern U.S., we’re both products of the independent/DIY community and as we’ve grown, we’ve both worked tirelessly to maintain an ever-evolving independent and creative spirit. When we were a very young band, we looked up to and admired Against Me! In ’04, or ’05, I remember our vehicle breaking down in Gainesville, Fla. While we were struggling in vain to fix a road-worn vehicle, we ran into Against Me! (whom we did not know at the time). After hearing our troubles, and without a moment’s hesitation, they helped an out-of-town band of strangers fix their vehicle and get back out on the road. From that day forward, I’ve had a profound respect for the band… we cannot wait to get on tour with them.
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am local time with a limited number of pre-sale tickets available Wednesday at 10am local time. Dates:
May 1 Detroit, MI The Majestic Theatre May 2 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection # May 3 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club May 5 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue # May 6 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall # May 7 Omaha, NE Slowdown # May 8 Fort Collins, CO Washington’s # May 10 Boise, ID Knitting Factory # May 11 Seattle, WA The Showbox # May 12 Vancouver, BC The Vogue Theater # May 13 Portland, OR Roseland Theater # May 15 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom # May 16 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern ^ May 17 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory ^ May 19 Phoenix, AZ The Pressroom ^ May 20 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater ^ May 22 Dallas, TX HiFi ^ May 23 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall ^ May 24 San Antonio, TX The Aztec Theatre ^ May 26 Nashville, TN Brooklyn Bowl ^ May 27 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom ^ May 29 Silver Springs, MD The Fillmore ^ May 30 Stroudsburg, PA The Sherman Theater ^