The Sword Announces Summer U.S./Canadian Headline Tour

Partnership with real ale brewing company produces 'Iron Swan' Beer!

Following a successful spring run supporting Clutch and an upcoming tour of Europe and the U.K, The Sword announce today a 25 date U.S. and Canadian tour July 25th to August 23rd.  The tour will be the first to visit Canada in support of the band’s fourth album Apocryphon. Support acts for all dates will be Castle and American Sharks

 The Sword  Tour Dates

July 25 -  Dallas TX  -  Granada

July 26 -  Austin TX  -  Red 7

July 27 -  Abilene TX  -  Southern Nights

July 28 -  Lubbock TX  -  Fubar

July 30 -  Farmington NM  -  Top Deck

July 31 -  Tempe AZ  -  Club Red

August 1 -  Santa Ana CA  -  Observatory

August 2 -  San Francisco CA  -  Slims

August 3 -  San Francisco CA  -  Slims

August 5 -  Portland OR  -  Hawthorne

August 6 -  Spokane WA  -  The Center

August  7 -  Seattle WA  -Neumos

August  8 -  Vancouver BC  -  Biltmore

August 10 -  Edmonton AB  -Starlite

August 11 -  Calgary AB  -Republik

August 12 -  Regina SK  -  The Exchange

August 13 -  Winnipeg MB  -  Pyramid

August 14 -  Thunder Bay ON  -  Crocks

August 16 -  Toronto ON  -  Lees Palace

August 17 -  Montreal QC  -  Il Motore

August 18 -  Brooklyn NY  -  Music Hall Of Wb

August 19 -  West Chester PA  -  The Note

August 20 -  Baltimore MD  -Ottobar

August 21 -  Roanoke VA  -  Martins Downtown

August 23 -  Baton Rouge LA  -  Spanish Moon


Spreading their entrepreneurial wings, the band is also pleased to announce the launch of a second branded beer, Iron Swan.  The beer, in partnership with Texas based Real Ale Brewing Company, marks the band’s second foray into the beer universe following the launch last fall of Winters Wolves in partnership with Baltimore, Maryland based brewery Oliver Ales.  Iron Swan will officially launch at the end of July with the four Texas shows that begin the summer tour.  Real Ale Brewing Company says the following about Iron Swan:

 “Our newest canned offering is a tribute to the song that first introduced us to a packaging hall favorite, The Sword. Iron Swan pours a deep copper colour and has an enticing intro of fruit and caramel with subtle hints of earth and spice. This medium bodied ale showcases the fruitiness of our house ale strain, along with the rich toffee flavours of English crystal malt. Added complexity is provided by generous amounts of English hops. Iron Swan finishes slightly dry with a mild spiciness that beckons another can. Fire up your turntable and audition Iron Swan yourself.”