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Baroness Flesh Out 2013 North American Tour, Introduce New Band Members

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Georgia rockers Baroness have just added a bunch of new dates to their upcoming North American tour. Along with the new shows, Baroness have offered a short video introducing the band’s new drummer and bassist, while chronicling where the band currently finds itself nine months after a terrifying 2012 bus crash nearly killed the band’s members.

In August 2012, Baroness’ tour bus crashed through a guard rail at a high rate of speed, sending the band and other members of Baroness’ touring team 30 feet downward into a wooded area. The England crash resulted in serious injuries sustained by frontman John Baizley, bassist Matt Maggioni and drummer Allen Blickle, while guitarist Pete Adams was lucky enough to escape with minimal trauma. Both Maggioni and Blickle parted ways with Baroness in March due to “effects and injuries” from the crash, but Baroness have created a video to showcase their new lineup and to update fans on Baroness’ progress from all sides.

“The storyline; the arc that’s happening here, can very quickly get into, ‘That band that was in a bus crash,’ and that can be our stigma,” explains Baizley. “It’s important for me to understand that we have built an audience and that audience has a sympathy for what we’ve gone through, and that sympathy would be exploitable, but I have no interest in exploiting it.”

Baroness further describe their immense desire to hit the road once again, doing it “harder and better” despite experiencing severe physical and metal anguish. The video goes on to introduce drummer Sebastian Thomson and bassist Nick Jost as the newest half of Baroness.

Check out Baroness’ new video manifesto and their updated list of 2013 North American tour dates below.

Baroness – Summer 2013 Tour Video

Baroness 2013 North American Tour Dates:

05/24 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
05/25 - Baltimore, Md. @ Ram’s Head Live
05/26 - Norfolk, Va. @ Jewish Mother
05/28 - Charleston, S.C. @ The Music Farm
05/29 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Center Stage
05/31 - Dallas, Texas @ Trees
06/01 - Austin, Texas @ Chaos in Tejas (Mohawk)
06/02 - Houston, Texas @ Free Press Summer Festival
06/04 - Lawrence, Kansas @ Granada Theatre
06/05 - St. Louis, Mo. @ The Firebird
06/08 - Grand Rapids, Mich. @ The Pyramid Scheme
06/09 - Madison, Wis. @ The Majestic Theatre
06/11 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ Deluxe @ Old National Centre
06/12 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ Taft Ballroom
06/14 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Mr. Small’s
06/15 - Huntington, W.V. @ V Club
06/16 - Manchester, Tenn. @ Bonnaroo
08/05 – Columbus, Ohio  @ A&R Music Bar
08/06 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lollapalooza
08/07 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Club at Walter Street
08/09 – Toronto, Ontario @ Mod Club
08/10 - Montreal, Quebec @ Heavy MTL
08/11 – Boston, Ma. @ Royale
08/13 – Providence, R.I. @ Met Café
08/14 – New York, N.Y. @ Irving Plaza
08/17 – Champaign, Ill. @ The Highdive
08/18 – Columbia, Mo. @ Mojo’s
08/20 – Colorado Springs, Colo. @ Black Sheep
08/21 – Denver, Colo. @ Bluebird Theater
08/23 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Club Red
08/25 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Casbah
08/27 – Tucson, Ariz. @ The Rock
08/28 – Las Vegas Nev. @ Backstage Bar
08/30 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Urban Lounge
09/02 – Seattle, Wash. @ Bumbershoot
09/04 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Venue

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