The Sword Announce New Dates With King Buffalo

The Sword have announced some headlining shows with King Buffalo. These concerts will take place around their tour with Primus and Wolfmother. Here’s the dates:

06/02 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco (no King Buffalo)
06/04 Tampa, FL – Orpheum (no King Buffalo)
06/11 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
06/12 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
06/13 Indianapolis, IN – Vogue
06/25 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
07/01 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
07/02 St. Louis, MO – Ready Room (no King Buffalo)
07/03 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street (no King Buffalo)


Kyle Shutt Discusses The Sword’s Hiatus

Kyle Shutt recently spoke with The Austin Chronicle and discussed The Sword’s decision to go on hiatus. According to him, it was partially motivated by a decrease in crowd sizes and fans complaining about a lack of older material in their sets.


Shutt said the following:

“Personally, I’m really bummed about it. I’ve been in the band since I was 20 and I’m 35 now. It’s not the end… I don’t think. I hate to get into it, because it wasn’t 100 percent my choice, but it did seem like the best option if we were able to continue at some point in the future.

It’s no secret that the vocal minority on Facebook says, “I just want the first three albums!” For us, it’s just like, “Yall, if you expect the same thing over and over again, we are not your band! I don’t know if you’ve been listening the last 15 fuckin’ years!”

We started The Sword because there was no band like that. Then all these Johnny-come-lately motherfuckers started doing half-assed versions of what we were doing 12 years ago and it became so watered down that we wanted to grow out of that and push the genre into different directions. Especially with High Country, I wanted to do a dance pop song and I wanted to do some really mellow shit.

On that last tour, we were better than we’d ever been, but there were half as many people at the clubs. Most bands would kill to play to 200 people, but when you used to play to 500, it creates a weird energy.

With that and the music industry being even further down shit creek than when we started, it was the perfect storm for us to be like, “Fuck this shit, let’s just put it away for a while and come back to it when people wake the fuck up.”

As previously reported, Shutt is currently working on a solo album.

The Sword To Go On Hiatus

The Sword have announced that they will be going on hiatus following their fall U.S. dates. With this news, the band have also cancelled their Australian tour. The group said the following:

“After 15 years of nonstop recording and touring, The Sword will take a hiatus following their U.S shows at the beginning of October. The Australian tour scheduled for the end of October has been cancelled. The band apologizes to their Australian fans, but feel it is time for a breather.”


The Sword Announce Fall U.S. Dates

The Sword have announced some fall U.S. shows. Here’s the dates:

09/28 Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room
09/29 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
09/30 Louisville, KY – Champions Park (‘Louder Than Life‘)
10/01 Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall
10/02 Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge


The Sword Premiere “Don’t Get Too Comfortable” Lyric Video, Announce U.S. Dates

The Sword have premiered a lyric video for their song “Don’t Get Too Comfortable.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Used Future.“

In other news, the band have also announced a U.S. tour:

07/26 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
07/27 Lawrence, KS – Granada
07/28 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose
07/29 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
07/30 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
07/31 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
08/01 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
08/03 Albany, NY – Jupiter Hall
08/04 Portland, ME – Aura
08/06 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
08/07 Providence, RI – The Met
08/09 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
08/10 Columbia, SC – The Senate (Music Farm)
08/11 Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
08/12 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
08/13 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
08/14 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
08/15 Orlando, FL – The Social

The Sword Reschedule Australian Tour

The Sword’s planned September Australian tour has now been postponed until to October. Here’s the new dates:

10/24 Brisbane, AUS – The Zoo
10/25 Melbourne, AUS – Max Watts
10/26 Sydney, AUS – Factory Theatre
10/27 Adelaide, AUS – Fowlers Live
10/28 Perth, AUS – The Rosemount