Baroness Announce Fall 2021 U.S. Tour, Ask Fans to Pick the Setlists


Promo photo of metal band Baroness, with band members standing amid a white background.

Baroness – Story by Cat Badra, photo courtesy of Baroness

Baroness are closing out 2021 with an intimate U.S. tour, and they want fans to help choose what they play

Baroness are hitting the road in fall 2021 for a U.S. tour, and the metal band is asking attendees to help pick the setlist for each show. Fans who purchase tickets are able to vote on the 10 songs they want the band to play at their local stop, with voting ending one week before each show. Things could get interesting, too, as Baroness’ full catalog will be up for voting, meaning some rarities could get played.

The tour, dubbed “Your Baroness – An Intimate Evening with Baroness,” sets off Nov. 6 in Baltimore, Maryland, and wraps up with two shows on Dec. 11 and 12 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This tour will see the band performing smaller venues, for a more intimate live music experience.

“I cannot remember any moment in the history of this band where we’ve been more excited to tour than we are today,” Baroness vocalist and guitarist John Baizley said in a statement. “In many ways, this upcoming tour feels similar the very first Baroness tour in 2003: we don’t know what to expect, we’re through sitting on the sidelines, and we can’t wait to climb onstage.”

He added, “During the past two years, we’ve tried to keep ourselves as busy as possible: writing, recording, and rehearsing insofar as the pandemic would allow. Throughout that time, one fact has become increasingly clear… we are built as a live/touring band.”

One of the reasons the band chose smaller venues on the upcoming run was to make the tour a truly fan-focused experience. On top of being able to vote on the setlist, each concertgoer will snag a free, limited-edition “Your Baroness” tour poster print with their ticket.

“We’re really thrilled to have the opportunity to play up close and personal in some venues we haven’t typically played in recent years,” Baizley added. “It feels so good to share all of this news with you, we’ve missed this more than we can possibly explain. We hope to see you all soon!”

Tickets for the tour are on sale now. The press release also states that, “COVID-19 protocols will vary by venue and municipality but all attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or have the option to provide a negative PCR test within 24 hours of the event (where allowed). All concertgoers will be required to wear masks.” For more information, visit Baroness’ website.

Baroness’ Fall 2021 U.S. Tour Dates:

11/06 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
11/07 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall
11/09 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
11/10 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Black Circle
11/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Barfly @ Skyway Theatre
11/14 – Fargo, ND @ The Hall @ Fargo Brewing
11/17 – Spokane, WA @ Lucky You
11/19 – Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
11/21 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
11/23 – Boise, ID @ Olympic
11/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room
11/26 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
11/29 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
11/30 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
12/01 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
12/03 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
12/04 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls
12/05 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
12/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
12/10 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
12/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
12/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie