Turbo Rules – In Memoriam

John “Turbo” Shatesky

01/25/1980 – 07/28/2023


1447649023990-5hf5pawj7dn-b21ef9569306faeddd313b05092128baBaroness have shared a second song from their eagerly-awaited new album, Purple (Dec. 18, Abraxan Hymns), premiering the single “Shock Me” last night via Dan Carter’s Rock Show on BBC Radio 1. The song is now streaming via this link: https://youtu.be/hS5osAdTnm0.

“Along with the rest of Purple, ‘Shock Me’ represents the net result of an arduous reformation/rehabilitation process following the release of Yellow & Green and the bus accident that nearly ended us,” said singer/guitar player John Baizley of the new song. “We were unsure three years ago whether we’d be able to be at this point again; and while it hasn’t been a particularly easy road to get back, it is truly thrilling to feel that familiar anxious excitement that comes before we release a new album and to put new music out into the world. We treasure these moments of excitement, as they have taken on a deeper level of significance in recent years.”

A series of videos documenting the band’s time in the studio with producer Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT), Baizley’s work on the album art, and candid interviews with each of the band members about the experience of making Purple, are viewable via Baroness’ YouTube page (www.youtube.com/baronessmusic) with more clips to come.

  The band, who play a three-week stretch of intimate club shows leading up to Purple’s release, have added a handful of in-store performances:

November 28  Chicago, IL  Reckless Records
November 29  Madison, WI  Strictly Discs
December 5  Dallas, TX  Good Records
December 19  Manayunk, PA  Main Street Music
December 20  Brooklyn, NY  Rough Trade

Full routing:

November 27  Columbus, OH  Ace of Cups  SOLD OUT
November 28  Chicago, IL  Strictly Discs
November 28  Chicago, IL  Beat Kitchen  SOLD OUT
November 29  Madison, WI  Strictly Discs
November 29  Madison, WI  Frequency  SOLD OUT
December 1  St. Louis, MO  The Demo
December 2  Lawrence, KS  Jackpot Music Hall
December 4  Oklahoma City, OK  89th Street Collective
December 5  Dallas, TX  Good Records
December 5  Dallas, TX  Double Wide  SOLD OUT
December 6  Austin, TX  Mohawk  SOLD OUT
December 8  Houston, TX  Rudyard’s  SOLD OUT
December 9  New Orleans, LA  Gasa Gasa
December 11  Gainesville, FL  8-BIT Bar  SOLD OUT
December 12  Savannah, GA  The Jinx  SOLD OUT
December 13   Atlanta, GA  The Earl  SOLD OUT
December 15  Chapel Hill, NC  Local 506  SOLD OUT
December 16  Richmond, VA  Strange Matter  SOLD OUT
December 18  Baltimore, MD  Metro Gallery  SOLD OUT
December 19  Manayunk, PA  Main Street Music
December 19  Philadelphia, PA  Johnny Brenda’s  SOLD OUT
December 20  Brooklyn, NY  Rough Trade
December 20  Brooklyn, NY  Saint Vitus Bar  SOLD OUT

Tickets for the available dates can be found via www.yourbaroness.com/tour.

Pre-order packages for Purple, which feature an instant download of “Shock Me” and “Chlorine & Wine” as well as a limited edition colored vinyl version of the new album, two picture discs, t-shirts and other unique items are available now via this link: http://smarturl.it/dpurple. Digital pre-orders, which also include an instant download of both “Shock Me” and “Chlorine & Wine,” are available via iTunes (http://smarturl.it/ipurple), Amazon (http://smarturl.it/apurple) and Google Play (http://smarturl.it/gpurple).

Justen Bieber