The Sword have officially announced the release of their new live album, “Greetings From…“, on Razor & Tie. Riff Relevant has details on pre-orders, the new official video for ‘Maiden, Mother & Crone’, as well as updated tour info!
The Sword is set to release their first ever live album, ‘Greetings From…‘, on May 5th. The band recorded all the shows on their Fall 2016 support tour with Opeth, then chose nine songs from these recordings to make up the full track listing for the new live album. The cover artwork and track list are here, along with various links to pre-orders for your preferred format.
There’s several options for the various pre-orders, each one is a bit different. Those ordering on The Sword’s webstore can choose from multiple bundles, including a custom laminate, turntable slip mat, an exclusive t-shirt, and a limited edition signed lithograph of the album’s cover art. The Razor & Tie label’s webstore features bundles with an exclusive t-shirt and hoodie.
To support the release of the new live album, The Sword will do two legs of touring in May and July. All current dates are listed below.
The May tour focuses mainly on the eastern half of the U.S.; eight shows supporting Clutch and Lucero, and eleven headline dates with support by Croy & The Boys, Mount Carmel, and Pontiak on various dates. The July dates focus on the West Coast and support on all these shows is provided by Big Jesus.
Wait, There’s More! There’s also a teaser that the band will begin recording their sixth studio album in September, and a planned release scheduled in early 2018.
Pre-orders for ‘Greetings From…’ are available now at the various links below.
‘Greetings From…’ Track List:
01 – “Buzzards”
02 – “The Chronomancer I: Hubris”
03 – “Maiden, Mother & Crone”
04 – “Tears Like Diamonds”
05 – “Mist & Shadow”
06 – “Agartha”
07 – “Tres Brujas”
08 – “John The Revelator”
09 – “The Horned Goddess”
Check out the official live audio YouTube stream of ‘Maiden, Mother & Crone’ here:
THE SWORD – MAY and JULY TOUR DATES
- 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