After having spent a long while on the road touring with the likes of FIDLAR, blink-182, and All Time Low, Oakland-native rockers SWMRS have finally announced a tour of their own, this time in support of their upcoming sophomore album, Berkeley’s on Fire. The Rich Costey-produced (Death Cab for Cutie) endeavor is set to be released February 15th, and will kick off a round of touring just a month later, where they will be joined by fellow Californians The Regrettes and Beach Goons.
Comprised of Cole Becker (vocals/guitar), Max Becker (vocals/guitar), Joey Armstrong (drums), and Seb Mueller (bass), the band saw quite a bit of success with their third studio album, Drive North (2016) (but their first under the name SWMRS), and were later picked up by Fueled by Ramen (Paramore, TØP), who re-released Drive North. Their two new singles, “April in Houston” and “Berkeley’s on Fire,” precede the new album, giving us a taste of what seems will be a much more experimental, DEVO-inspired record, their first under Fueled by Ramen.
SWMRS’ tour kicks off March 28 and spans just over two months, closing out May 3 at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles. $1 per ticket sold will be donated to the newly established SWMRS fund, which works directly with organizations working on the frontlines of climate, racial, economic, and gender justice issues.
Presale for fans who have already preordered the album begins tomorrow at 10am PST, with tickets going on sale to the general public this Friday, Jan 11 at 10am PST. Dates below.
North American tour dates:
03/28 // San Diego, CA @ Music Box
03/29 // Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
03/30 // Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
04/01 // Austin, TX @ Barracuda
04/02 // Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
04/04 // Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell Stage)
04/05 // Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ South End
04/06 // Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
04/07 // Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
04/09 // Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
04/11 // Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
04/12 // Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
04/13 // Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
04/14 // Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
04/16 // Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
04/17 // Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theater
04/19 // Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
04/20 // Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
04/22 // Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National Center
04/23 // St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
04/25 // Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
04/27 // Salt Lake City, UT @- The Complex
04/29 // Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04/30 // Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
05/03 // Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater