Baroness Cancel Three Immediate Shows Following Positive COVID-19 Test Results


Baroness have announced the cancellation of their planned dates in Boise, ID, Salt Lake City, UT and Denver, CO this week following members of the band’s touring party having tested positive for COVID-19.

Vocalist/guitarist John Baizley issued the below statement on the matter today, November 23rd:

“Let me start by saying that the shows on the Your Baroness tour have been truly incredible so far, some of the best we’ve ever played and that is in no small part thanks to all of the fans who have come out after such a long period apart.

We’ve been taking every precaution to make sure this tour is done safely and responsibly with a fully vaccinated and consistently masked band and crew and keeping a very close circle, but as we’ve seen throughout the pandemic there is no such thing as a 100% guarantee and I’m deeply saddened to report that members of our touring party tested positive for COVID this morning.

The folks who have tested positive are all asymptomatic and feeling great; but for the safety of the band, the crew and the fans we will unfortunately have to cancel tonight’s show in Boise, Wednesday’s show in Salt Lake City and Friday’s show in Denver.

We are extremely disappointed that we won’t be able to play these shows as scheduled; but we are going to take the necessary steps to see a speedy return to the stage for the remainder of this tour.

This pandemic is something you truly CANNOT fuck around with, no matter how safe you think you are. In order to tour safely we all have to stay vigilant and work together as a music community to help each other out and keep each other safe.

We appreciate how much we have asked of our fans, let’s try to continue to do everything we can, together, to keep these venues safe havens for bands, audiences, touring crew and venue staff alike.

Cheers to everyone so far for your responsibility and support, and for bringing us out to your cities… we will see the rest of you shortly!

To Boise, SLC and Denver: we will be saving Your setlists for when we can get back to your town!

jb & Baroness

The remaining dates of this fan-voted tour now shape up as follows:

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 – St Vitus
12/10 Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
12/11 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
12/12 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie

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