The Sword Share Quarantine Cover Of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers’ “Don’t Do Me Like That”

The Sword have shared a quarantine cover of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers’ “Don’t Do Me Like That” as part of their “Conquest Of Quarantine” series. The performance features Joe Cornetti (Croy & The Boys) and it can be seen below:

Watch Clutch, The Sword, Etc. Members Cover Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative”

Jean-Paul Gaster (Clutch), Kyle Shutt (The Sword), Kristian Bush (Sugarland), and Mike Squires (Duff McKagan’s Loaded) recently joined forces for a quarantine cover of Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative.” You can see footage of that below:

The Sword Share Quarantine Cover Of Rush’s “Working Man”

The Sword have shared a quarantine cover of Rush’s “Working Man.” This performance serves as the third and final installment of the band’s “Conquest Of Quarantine” series. Bryan Richie commented:

“In the early 2000s we were given a CD by one of Kyle’s record store buddies with SLUSH scrawled across it and little did we know what a wild ride awaited us. This dude had taken his favorite Rush songs and dropped the pitch control on his record player as low as it would go – taking these classic Rush tracks and turning them into a C standard sludge fest with the most air drumable drums!! Does it doom? Heck yes it does. Enjoy our cover of the classic Rush track ‘Working Man‘ with a Slush’y spin.”

The Sword Share Quarantine Performance Of “Winter’s Wolves”

The Sword have shared a quarantine performance of their song “Winter’s Wolves.” You can check that out below. The performance serves as part two of the band’s “Conquest Of Quarantine” series.

JD Cronise commented:

“The original demo title of this song was ‘A Druid’s Curse‘, and the lyrics are in fact intended to be a literal curse. Although it was written in the early 2000’s, I find it to be even more relevant today.”

Bryan Richie added:

“Envision large plumes of cannabis smoke or get DIY on it and create your own as you listen to this quarantine rendition of our classic track ‘Winter’s Wolves‘. It was just as fun and lively as the original version we cranked out in my bedroom some 15 years ago now! Hope y’all enjoy!”

The Sword Share Quarantine Cover Of T. Rex’s “Children Of The Revolution”

The Sword have shared a quarantine cover of T. Rex’s “Children Of The Revolution.” This performance serves as the first part of the band’s “Conquest Of Quarantine” series. Bryan Richie commented:

“It was a lot of fun getting together with Kyle and Jimmy to record these tracks, and thanks to the miracles of modern technology we were able to lay down a wicked session with JD all the way from North Carolina. Crank this from the comforts of your couch, Conquest of Quarantine brought to you with minimal overdubs and maximum rocking.”

Primus Announce Rescheduled Dates For “A Tribute To Kings” Tour

Primus have announced the rescheduled dates for their “A Tribute To Kings” North American tour. The band will be performing Rush’s “A Farewell To Kings” in full on the trek, which will also feature Wolfmother, The Sword, and Battles on select dates.

2021 Tour Dates:

With Wolfmother & The Sword:

06/09 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
06/11 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
06/12 Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
06/13 New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
06/15 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
06/16 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
06/18-19 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
06/20 Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/22 Asheville, NC – Exploreacheville.com Arena
06/23 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
06/25 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union Live!
06/26 Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
06/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
06/29 Essex Junction, VT – Midway Law at Champlain Valley Expo
07/01 Westbrook, ME – Main Savings Pavilion at Rock Row
07/02 Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theatre
07/03 Scranton, PA – TBA
07/05 Lafayette, NY – Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards (no The Sword)
07/06 Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
07/08 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
07/09 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony Summer Stage
07/10 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
07/13 Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach
07/15 Columbus, OH – Express Live! Outdoor
07/16 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
07/17 Sterling Heights, MI – Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
07/19 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion

With Wolfmother & Battles:

07/20 Chicago, IL- Chicago Theatre
07/21 Indianapolis, IN – Amphitheater at White River Stage Park (no Battles)
07/23 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
07/24 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion
07/25 Maryland Heights, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
07/27 Kansas City, MO – Grinders SKC
07/29 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
07/30 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
07/31 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex Outdoors
08/02 Phoenix, AZ – Commerica Theatre
08/04 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
08/06 Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
08/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
08/10 Boise, ID – Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden
08/11 Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater
08/13 Spokane, WA – Riverfront Park
08/14 Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park

With Battles:

08/17 Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
08/18 Bend, OR – Les Schab Amphitheater
08/20 Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theater

Primus frontman Les Claypool commented:

“Third time is the charm…we’ve postponed this ‘Tribute to Kings’ tour twice now. Once, because we opted to help send Slayer on their way into retirement, and once because mother nature decided to slap us all into isolation with a nasty virus. This time, I will get to go out there and get my ‘Geddy on’. I’ve got my Ricky shined up and have been practicing my Moog licks. 2020 has proven to be one nasty kick to the crotch on many levels.

This nation is divided beyond anything I’ve ever seen; from who’s wearing masks or not to who’s treating folks with common dignity…or not. Let’s hope 2021 will resolve us all into some form of unity. As far as touring, it will be nice to be back in the saddle again, see y’all next summer…’Geddy up!’”

The Sword Stream B-Side Track “Daughter Of Dawn”

The Sword are streaming a b-side track titled “Daughter Of Dawn.” The song originally appeared on the Japanese edition of “Warp Riders“ and it will also be featured on the band’s new career-spanning compilations, “Conquest Of Kingdoms” and “Chronology 2006 – 2018,“ both of which are set to be released on June 5. J.D. Cronise told Revolver the following about the song:

“I’m very glad to have [“Daughter of Dawn”] included on Chronology and Conquest of Kingdoms because I felt that it never really got its due. Everyone’s playing is impeccable, and Matt Bayles really outdid himself on the production. It was a little outside of our comfort zone at the time, but I think it turned out great and was actually pretty prescient with regards to how our sound would evolve. Honestly, it’s one of my favorite things we’ve ever recorded.”