GOZU To Support Baroness On Select US Shows; Tickets On Sale Now

Photo by Jay Fortin

Boston rock outfit GOZU will support Baroness on select dates of the band’s upcoming US run. GOZU will appear on the tour from May 31st in Portland, Maine through June 10th in Des Moines, Iowa. The journey follows GOZU’s recent US Spring tour with The Obsessed and Howling Giant. Additionally, the band will appear on this year’s edition of Louder Than Life in September and Aftershock in October.

Comments vocalist/guitarist Marc Gaffney, “Just came off an amazing tour with Howling Giant and The Obsessed. Now, hitting the road with Baroness. GOZU would like to make a public announcement: Caress before you dress.”

Tickets are on sale now. See all confirmed dates below.

GOZU w/ Baroness:
5/31/2024 The State Theater – Portland, ME
6/01/2024 District Music Hall – Norwalk, CT
6/02/2024 Essex – Rochester, NY
6/04/2024 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
6/05/2024 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
6/07/2024 Majestic – Madison, WI
6/08/2024 Durty Nellies – Palatine, IL
6/09/2024 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
6/10/2024 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
End Tour
9/29/2024 Louder Than Life @ Highland Festival Grounds – Louisville, KY [tickets]
10/13/2024 Aftershock @ Discovery Park – Sacramento, CA [tickets]

GOZU released their fifth full-length album, Remedy, last Spring via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records. The record seamlessly delivers nine tracks of the band’s signature combination of fuzzy, ’70s-inspired riffs, rich, catchy, grunge-esque vocal melodies, and a touch of old-school psychedelia written and played with the utmost passion and enthusiasm.

One element bolstering Remedy is drummer Seth Botos who joins vocalist/guitarist Marc Gaffney, guitarist Doug Sherman, and bassist Joe Grotto. “Seth brings such an impeccable work ethic and freshness to the band that it was infectious,” recalls Gaffney. “He is the breath of delicious fresh air the three old men needed. He reminds us of a young Kevin Bacon/Wayne Rooney.”

Recording with honorary fifth member of GOZU, producer/engineer Dean Baltulonis (Death Ray Vision, The Hope Conspiracy), at Wild Arctic Studios in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, sessions were unlike any that the band had previously experienced. Botos laid his drums down in just a day-and-a-half, taking all suggestions his bandmates had and putting his signature spin on them, echoing the fact that they were all invested in the process more than ever before. The final product was ultimately met with approval from fans and critics alike. Denver Westword wrote, “Remedy is a perfect mix of what GOZU does best: spacey psychedelia, fuzzy stoner rock and galloping rock and roll.” Distorted Sound concurred, “…this album has a little bit of everything… it’s gnarly guitar and vocals galore that just oozes with confidence and coolness. Remedy was certainly worth the wait.” Added Sputnik Music, “This is an album that reaches beyond the stoner sphere, expanding the band’s horizons into the metal territory.”

Preview and purchase GOZU’s Remedy at: blacklightmediarecords.com/gozu.