Opus One Productions Presents:
Sunday 08 May 2016
at Mr. Smalls Theatre, 400 Lincoln Ave. Pittsburgh (Millvale) PA 15209
ALL AGES, 8:00 show / 7:00 doors, $22.50 in advance / $25 day of show
Tickets are on sale NOW at Ticketweb… OR you can WIN a pair of tickets FREE, courtesy of Opus One Productions and Valley of Steel! Keep on reading to find out how…
In July 2012, Savannah GA progressive-sludge band Baroness were on top of the world; their third album, the double LP Yellow and Green had just been released by Relapse Records to tremendous critical acclaim. But just one month later, their world had turned completely upside-down, as the band’s bus had run off the road and fallen to the bottom of a hill, during their tour in England. Vocalist and guitarist John Baizley discussed that accident — in which many of the band and crew members were injured, some quite seriously — and its aftermath here.
As difficult as it was to pick up the pieces and move on after such a traumatic event — which included adding a new bassist and drummer to take the place of two former members who had suffered fractured vertebrae — eventually Baizley and the rest of Baroness got back on the road, finally touring behind the Yellow and Green album throughout 2013 (including a tremendous performance in Pittsburgh, as seen in the photo above).
Later, the band began writing their first new material since the crash and the recovery process afterwards — including the song “Chlorine and Wine,” the official video for which can be seen below — that would eventually turn into their fourth album Purple, released by the band’s own label Abraxan Hymns this past December. For more insight into the making of this record, which (as you may expect) explores some rather personal and dark territory, you can check out this series of behind-the-scenes videos that have been posted on the Baroness YouTube channel.
And now, the band are once again embarking on tour, including another visit to Pittsburgh’s Mr. Smalls Theatre coming up in May. Don’t miss out on this!
UPDATE 02 May 2016:
This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered! Keep an eye on this page for more ticket giveaways to be announced in the near future!
- Only one entry will be accepted via this form per valid email address. (See below for an opportunity to earn up to two bonus entries!)
- This prize is non-transferable; a valid photo ID will be required at the door to claim your prize.
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