THE SWORD: U.S. Tour Announced

THE SWORD have announced a U.S. tour in support of their acclaimed debut album, "Age of Winters". The dynamic, Austin, Texas-based quartet will team up with PRIESTESS and EARLY MAN to launch a six-week U.S. tour beginning February 1 at the Khyber in Philadelphia, PA. The tour is scheduled to conclude March 11 in Hoboken, NJ with additional dates pending.

THE SWORD will issue "Age of Winters" on February 14 via Kemado Records. The album has been hailed as "the new classic-BLACK SABBATH platter you have been waiting forever for the old SABS to make" by Rolling Stone, and the band has been named as one of Billboard magazine's 2006 "Faces to Watch."

THE SWORD tour dates (all dates with PRIESTESS and EARLY MAN):

Feb. 01 - Philadelphia, PA - The Khyber
Feb. 02 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Feb. 03 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
Feb. 04 - Wilmington, NC - Marrz Theatre
Feb. 06 - Atlanta, GA - EARL
Feb. 07 - Nashville, TN - The End
Feb. 08 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone (A Life Once Lost also appears)
Feb. 09 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jack's
Feb. 10 - Houston, TX - Walter's on Washington
Feb. 11 - Austin, TX - Emo's
Feb. 12 - Dallas, TX - Gypsy Tea Room
Feb. 15 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
Feb. 16 - Tucson, AZ - Plush
Feb. 17 - Tempe, AZ - The Big Fish Pub
Feb. 18 - Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland
Feb. 19 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
Feb. 20 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
Feb. 21 - San Francisco, CA - 12 Galaxies
Feb. 23 - Portland, OR - Dante's
Feb. 24 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile Cafe
Feb. 25 - Vancouver, BC - The Red Room
Feb. 27 - Salt Lake City, UT - Lo-Fi Cafe
Feb. 28 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
Mar. 02 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
Mar. 03 - Madison, WI - The High Noon Saloon
Mar. 04 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Mar. 06 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
Mar. 07 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
Mar. 08 - Columbus, OH - Little Brother's
Mar. 09 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
Mar. 10 - Brooklyn, NY - Northsix
Mar. 11 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's

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