Joining the slate of all-star metal bands coming to Phoenix next year, Deafheaven have announced a co-headlining tour with Baroness. They'll drop into town on March 12 at The Van Buren.
One of the most controversial, non-traditional, and high-profile groups in the greater metal scene, Deafheaven were recently nominated for a Grammy for Best Metal Performance for the song "Honecycomb," from their 2018 record Ordinary Corrupt Human Love. It's an unexpected honor for the group, who first gained attention for their 2013 record Sunbather and its 2015 followup New Bermuda. Both albums exhibit an intense mix of black metal vocals; shoegaze-influenced production; heavy, major-key guitar riffs; and intense, poetic lyrics that gained attention from mainstream music publications like Pitchfork and earned scorn from black metal traditionalists. Beyond awards or criticism, the music is simply devastating in its impact.
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Baroness, meanwhile, are also Grammy-noted, having received their own Best Metal Performance nomination in 2017 for the song "Shock Me." 2015's Purple was the last album from the band, whose sound is constantly changing but is more traditionally geared toward heavy metal than Deafheaven's.
Tickets will go on sale this Thursday, December 13, at 10 a.m. via Ticketweb. Find all the tour dates below.
March 8 – Houston TX – White Oak Music Hall
March 9 – Austin TX– Emo’s
March 10 – Dallas TX– Canton Hall
March 12 – Phoenix AZ – Van Buren
March 13 – Los Angeles CA – The Wiltern
March 14 – Anaheim CA – The House of Blues
March 16 – Berkeley CA – UC Theatre
March 18 – Portland OR – Roseland
March 19 – Seattle WA – The Showbox
March 20 – Vancouver BC – The Vogue Theatre
March 22 – Edmonton AB – Union Hall
March 23 – Calgary AB – The Palace Theatre
March 24 – Spokane WA – The Knitting Factory
March 26 – Salt Lake City UT – The Complex
March 27 – Denver CO – The Ogden Theater
March 29 – Minneapolis MI – Skyway Theatre
March 30 – Madison WI – The Sylvee
March 31 – Chicago IL – Riviera Theater
April 02 – Toronto ON– The Danforth Music Hall
April 03 – Montreal QC– The Corona Theater
April 05 – Sayreville NJ – Starland Ballroom
April 06 – Worcester MA – The Palladium
April 07 – Albany NY – Upstate Concert Hall
April 09 – Cleveland OH – Agora Theatre
April 10 – Silver Spring MD – The Fillmore
April 12 – New York NY – Terminal 5
April 14 – Philadelphia PA – The Fillmore / Decibel Metal & Beer Fest
Deafheaven / Baroness. With Zeal & Ardor. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at The Van Buren, 401 West Van Buren Street; 480-659-1641; thevanburenphx.com. Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Thursday, December 13 via Ticketweb.