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See Baroness Explore Shadows, Light in Video for Rousing New Song "Tourniquet"

Latest single from new 'Gold & Grey' album arrives with emotive, impressionistic visual

Today, June 14th, marks the release of Gold & Grey, the fifth record from prog-sludge boundary-pushers Baroness. To commemorate, the band has released a stripped-down clip for the surprisingly sylvan "Tourniquet." Directed by Pam Strohm, the impressionistic, emotive video ties in the album's color palette — which marks the last entry in Baroness' color-wheel themed string of records — through tons of smoke and cutaway shots to flowers and anatomical hearts while John Baizley and Co. deliver a performance that's equally introspective and ripping.

"I have very mixed emotions about it right now," Baizley told us about completing the color-wheel concept. "It's been such a huge part of the past 12 years of my life that sending it off and feeling like I've finished something is a really daunting concept for me. With everything else, I feel like this band is just continuing to evolve. It's such a big part of me at this point, that it's really hard for me to let go of that idea. It's also really necessary, because it's been exhausting to have stuck to such a particular idea for such a long time. To be working on one concept for 12 years, it's ridiculous. But that's also is how I do everything."

Baroness are featured on the cover of Revolver's June/July issue, and they're playing an acoustic, album-release show at Rough Trade in Brooklyn tonight (June 14th). After the set, drop by the Revolver Studio at 67 West Street, Unit 107, in Brooklyn, New York for a pop-up showcase of the art of Gold & Grey. Doors for the Rough Trade show open at 6:30 p.m., and the Revolver event opens at 8 p.m.

If you're not in the NYC area, you can still catch Baroness live when they kick off their Gold & Grey tour in South America later this month, with North American and European tours to follow. See full dates below.

Baroness Tour dates:

June 14 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade

June 15 Poughkeepsie, NY Darkside Records

June 16 Boston, MA ONCE/Newbury Comics


June 19 Mexico City, Mexico MX at Lunario

June 21 Santiago, Chile Blondie

June 22 Buenos Aires, Argentina Uniclub

June 23 São Paulo, Brazil Fabrique Club


July 11 Lancaster, PA The Chameleon

July 12 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance

July 13 Huntington, NY The Paramount

July 14 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre

July 16 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom

July 17 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre

July 19 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

July 20 Detroit, MI The Majestic

July 21 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre

July 23 Palatine, IL Durty Nellie's

July 24 Des Moines, IA Wooly's

July 26 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room

July 27 Lawrence, KS The Granada

July 28 St. Louis MO The Ready Room

July 30 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom

July 31 Birmingham, AL Saturn

August 4 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theatre

August 5 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre

August 6 Tampa, FL The Orpheum

August 7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room

August 9 Orlando, FL Plaza Live

August 10 Jacksonville, FL 1904 Music Hall

August 11 Charleston, SC The Music Farm

August 13 Charlotte, NC The Underground

August 14 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel

August 16 Richmond, VA The National

August 17 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage


September 23 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy

September 24 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy

September 26 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton

September 28 Bristol, UK O2 Academy

September 30 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy

October 1 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo

October 3 Belfast, UK Ulster Hall

October 4 Dublin, IE Olympia Theatre

October 6 Paris, FR L'Olympia

October 7 Luxembourg, LU Rockhal

October 9 Madrid, ES La Riviera

October 10 Lisbon, PT Coliseum

October 12 Barcelona, ES Razzmatazz

October 14 Milan, IT Fabrique

October 29 Warsaw, PL Torwar Arena

October 31 Prague, CZ O2 Universum

November 1 Berlin, DE Mercedes-Benz Arena

November 3 Stuttgart, DE Schleyerhalle

November 5 Zurich, CH Hallenstadion

November 7 Frankfurt, DE Festhalle

November 8 Munich, DE Olympiahalle

November 10 Leipzig, DE Arena Leipzig

November 11 Hamburg, DE Barclaycard Arena

November 12 Hamburg, DE Barclaycard Arena

November 14 Cologne, DE Lanxess Arena

November 15 Cologne, DE Lanxess Arena

November 17 Vienna, AT Stadhalle

November 19 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome

November 21 Antwerp, BE Lotto Arena

November 27 Helsinki, FI Hartwall Arena

November 29 Stockholm, SE Tele2 Arena