Baroness And Deafheaven To Co-headline The Skyway Theatre on 3/29/19


Baroness and Deafheaven link up on a co- headlining North American spring tour with Zeal & Ardor opening for each of the concerts. 

Its been nearly 3 years since Baroness swung through the area.  They will have some new material to share with concert-goers as they recently offered a teaser of their new song Borderlines which will be featured on their upcoming album Gold & Grey.


“Baroness formed in Savannah, Georgia in 2003, a home-base where they formed their creative ideology, booked their own shows, hand-printed their merchandise, and began a relentless touring regimen, with a DIY/punk-ethic that they had shared since adolescence. In 2007, they released their critically-acclaimed debut, the sludgy, guitar-banging The Red Album, which Revolver magazine awarded “Album of the Year”. They followed it up two years later with the proggier, heavier Blue Record, extreme-metal magazine Decibel’s “Album of the Year.” On 2012’s double-album Yellow & Green the band began to really open up, exploring a much broader variety of songs with more melodic vocals and alt-rock arrangements, earning a Top 30 chart debut in the U.S. and Spin magazine’s “Metal Album of the Year.”

“In 2015 the band formed their own label, Abraxan Hymns, and released Purple, which Rolling Stone proclaimed “…a ferociously cathartic and brilliantly crafted blast of progressive metal,” with Entertainment Weekly calling Baroness “one of the best pure rock acts on the planet.”

Here is a lengthier piece that shows off their wide range in a video that covers multiple studio sessions.


Deafheaven makes a quick return to Minneapolis from their last stop in August of 2018.  They’ll bring their multifaceted and experimental brand of metal to the stage as one can expect to hear elements of black metal, shoegaze and post-rock to pummel the Skyway Theatre.

“Originally formed as a duo in 2010, Deafheaven, now a quintet, are a restless and experimental metal band from San Francisco, California. Often referred to as black metal, the band finds the term limiting, and sees the metal subgenre as a prime inspiration. Their ever-evolving sound includes elements of black metal, shoegaze, post-rock, and even accessible — but musically challenging — arena rock as evidenced by albums such as 2013’s Sunbather and the punchier, more dynamic New Bermuda two years later.”
“In late 2017, Deafheaven de-camped to 25th St. Recording in Oakland with Shirley again listed as producer. By their own admission, they expanded their heavy, kinetic sound by adding psychedelia-inspired vocals, jazzy percussion, and intricate organic piano melodies to juxtapose against their trademark black metal-inspired and post-hardcore trademark sonics. Entitled Ordinary Corrupt Human Love — the album took its title from Graham Greene’s novel The End of the Affair, reflecting a theme of yearning romanticism. The set’s first single and video, “Honeycomb” was issued in April of 2018, and clocked in at nearly 12 minutes. While the video images showed glimpses of Deafheaven in the studio and wandering around San Francisco, the song’s lyrics actually referenced the work of Argentine novelist Julio Cortázar. The full-length was released in May.”


Tickets still available here for this 15+ show which will have the doors opening at 6:30pm and music at 7:30pm.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
March 14 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
March 16 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
March 18 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
March 19 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
March 20 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
March 22 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
March 23 – Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
March 24 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
March 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
March 27 – Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre
March 29 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre 
March 30 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
March 31 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre
April 2 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
April 3 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
April 5 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom 
April 6 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
April 7 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall 
April 9 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora
April 10 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
April 12 – New York, NY – Terminal 5