Swervedriver detail North American tour after release of Future Ruins album

Swervedriver by Steve Gullick

Steve Gullick

Swervedriver have detailed a North American tour after the release of their Future Ruins album at the start of this year.

Adam Franklin and Jimmy Hartridge will kick-off in San Diego on October 10th and play major cities such as Nashville, New York and Detroit during the remainder of that month before November shows in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

“Never having been completely smothered by shoegaze’s heady-sounding miasma, Swervedriver have both sought and managed a simple path to revival which owes little to the movement’s re-found popularity,” our Future Ruins review begins.

“Their bracketing into the scene at the time was more by circumstance (although being from Oxford and producing an initial demo in 1989 didn’t exactly hinder any progress), but their touchstone early albums Raise and Mezcal Head stood apart from the work of many contemporaries, visceral and fried but equally far less introverted.”

“The sort of mainstream and critical acclaim heaped on My Bloody Valentine and Ride evaded the quartet however and eventually, after a string of label and line-up calamities, version 1.0 of the band fell silent after the release of the muted fourth album 99th Dream.”

Tour dates:

October
10 – San Diego, CA Casbah
11 – Phoenix, AZ Valley Bar
13 – Dallas, TX Dada
14 – Austin, TX Empire Control Room
16 – Atlanta, GA Hell
17 – Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
18 – Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
19 – Washingon, D.C. Rock & Roll Hotel
20 – Pittsburgh, PA Spirit Hall
21 – Philadelphia, PA Milkboy
22 – New York, New York (Le) Poisson Rouge
23 – Asbury Park, NJ House Of Independents
24 – Boston, MA Sonia
27 – Detroit, MI El Club
28 – Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge (REACT)
30 – Denver, CO Bluebird

November
3 – Seattle, WA Columbia City Theatre
5 – San Francisco, CA Slim’s
6 – Los Angeles, CA Teragam Ballroom

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