THE SWORD RELEASE LIVE ALBUM GREETINGS FROM… MAY 5TH

The Sword will release their first ever live album, Greetings From…, on May 5th.  The band recorded all of the shows on their Fall 2016 support tour with Opeth and chose nine songs to make up the track listing on the album. Starting today the album will be available for pre-order on iTunes with the track “Maiden, Mother and Crone” being an instant grat track with every order.  Vinyl and physical CDs can be pre-ordered at the band’s webstore (https://www.indiemerch.com/thesword) and also at the Razor & Tie webstore (http://thesword.merchnow.com).  Those ordering on the band’s webstore have a choice of multiple bundles including a custom laminate, slip mat, exclusive t-shirt, and a limited edition signed lithograph of the album’s cover art.  The label’s webstore will feature bundles with an exclusive t-shirt and hoodie.

To support the release of the album, the band will be doing two legs of touring in May and July.  The May tour, focusing mainly on the eastern half of the U.S., will feature eight shows supporting Clutch and Lucero, and 11 headline dates featuring support by Croy & The Boys, Mount Carmel , and Pontiak on various dates.  The July dates will be focused on the West Coast and support on all shows will be provided by Big Jesus.

The band will commence the recording of their 6th studio album in September with a release scheduled in early 2018.

 

Dates for the May and July tours are below:
Friday, May 5- Austin, TX- Mohawk – w/Croy & The Boys
Saturday, May 6- Houston, TX- White Oak Music Hall – w/Croy & The Boys
Sunday, May 7- Baton Rouge, LA- Spanish Moon – w/Croy & The Boys
Tuesday, May 9- Atlanta, GA- Masquerade – w/Croy & The Boys
Wednesday, May 10- Asheville, NC- Highland Brewing Company – w/Clutch and Lucero
Friday, May 12- Louisville, KY- Palace Theatre – w/Clutch and Lucero
Saturday, May 13- Grand Rapids, MI- 20 Monroe Live – w/Clutch and Lucero
Sunday, May 14- Pittsburgh, PA- Mr. Smalls – w/Mount Carmel
Monday, May 15- Brooklyn, NY- Brooklyn Steel – w/Clutch and Lucero
Tuesday, May 16- Providence, RI- Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel – w/Clutch and Lucero
Wednesday, May 17- Port Chester, NY- The Capitol Theatre – w/Clutch and Lucero
Thursday, May 18- Philadelphia, PA- Underground Arts – w/Pontiak
Friday, May 19- Norfolk, VA- The NorVa – w/Clutch and Lucero
Saturday, May 20- Inwood, WV- “Earth Rocker Festival” @ Shiley Acres – w/Clutch and Lucero
Monday, May 22- Chicago, IL- Metro – w/Pontiak
Tuesday, May 23- St Louis, MO- The Ready Room – w/Pontiak
Wednesday, May 24- Lawrence, KS- Granada – w/Pontiak
Friday, May 26- Dallas, TX- Gas Monkey Live! – w/Pontiak

Headline dates w/Big Jesus
Monday, July 17- Phoenix, AZ- Crescent
Tuesday, July 18- San Diego, CA- Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach
Wednesday, July 19- Los Angeles, CA- El Rey Theatre
Thursday, July 20- Fresno, CA- Strummer’s
Friday, July 21- Sacramento, CA- Harlow’s
Saturday, July 22- San Francisco, CA- Slims
Monday, July 24- Portland, OR- Wonder Ballroom
Tuesday, July 25- Seattle, WA- Neumos
Wednesday, July 26- Boise, ID- Neurolux
Friday, July 28- Salt Lake City, UT- Urban Lounge
Saturday, July 29- Denver, CO- Gothic
Sunday, July 30- Albuquerque, NM- Launchpad

Contacts
Razor & Tie/Washington Square:
Jay Wilson (212) 598-2289
jwilson@razorandtie.com

Erika Clark (212) 598-2211
eclark@razorandtie.com

Claire Reynolds (212) 598-2293
creynolds@razorandtie.com