(TRR) Baroness and guitarist Pete Adams are amicably parting ways. The band announced Adams depature today. Adams is leaving the band on good terms, as he wishes to spend less time on the road to tend to his home life and burgeoning non-music business. Adams released a statement today:
“I would like to say thanks to all of the Baroness fans far and wide and all of the support through the ups and downs along the way,” says Pete. “I feel beyond fortunate to have had the chance to travel great distances with Baroness and to meet so many of you. I honestly never thought I would be able to do what I have done with Baroness. Playing alongside my oldest friends, playing music that isn’t simply readily accepted by the masses, and sharing the stage with some of the best musicians and bands from around the globe. That said, it’s time for me to focus my energy closer to home and not on the road. However, this isn’t the end of my musical career by any means as I plan to continue working with Valkyrie. Again, thank you to all along the way, and most importantly thank you greatly to the current, past and future members of Baroness.”
With a European tour quickly approaching, Baroness have announced that Philadelphia native Gina Gleason will replace Adams on guitar. “With Pete Adams’ official last show just over a month behind us, and a European tour on the not-so-distant-horizon, we are proud to welcome our new guitarist, Gina Gleason, into Baroness, and we hope our fans will share in our excitement and provide her a warm welcome into the Baroness family,” the band said in a statement. “She has worked tirelessly in recent weeks/months, not only learning the specifics of our material, but slowly beginning to carefully stake out her own personal territory within our sound.”
The band will play a warm-up gig at Union Transfer in Philly tomorrow, June 2 with special guests Nothing and Pallbearer. Tickets for that show are available HERE. The band will kick off their European tour on July 9 at Download Festival in the UK.