Avast ye bilge rats! Who says pirates no longer exist? Like a billowing sea breeze, Mercer County, New Jersey’s own SWASHBUCKLE is raising sails to pillage the continent this summer on the Panic Over North America Tour alongside Soilwork and Death Angel.
SWASHBUCKLE has made a name for itself by combining rapier-edged thrash metal with piratical humor, as exemplified on its most recent Nuclear Blast Records release, Back To the Noose. On the upcoming tour, the band plans to introduce some music from its upcoming third full-length of nautical nonsense, Crime Always Pays, which they are currently wrapping in the studio.
A traditional SWASHBUCKLE stage show usually includes period costumes, palm trees, parrots, and foam swords that are often tossed into the crowd to enact mosh-pit duels! As vocalist/bassist Admiral Nobeard prophesizes, “It’s gonna be a fierce summer tour of retardation, fun, and metal! So ye best be coming out, for we’ll be punchin’ yar eardrums in with a oneshot blast of piratical metal mayhem. Hollar for a dollar, let’s thrash!”
SWASHBUCKLE will then end the summer with a romp across Europe on the pagan/folk metal-driven Heidenfest 2010 tour. And then, on January 24, the band embarks on a tailor-made concert experience, the 70.000 Tons of Metal cruise which sails from Miami, FL to Cozumel, Mexico, and returns to Miami on January 28. More info on the cruise can be found at: www.70000tons.com
A much-needed kick-to-the-backside to the music industry, SWASHBUCKLE adds tankards of rum-soaked mirth and mayhem in an otherwise deadpan metal scene!
Tour dates include:
July 14 at Jaxx in Springfield, VA
July 15 at The Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA
July 16 at The Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY
July 17 at The Palladium in Worcester, MA
July 18 at FouFounes Electriques in Montreal, QC, Can.
July 19 at The Opera House in Toronto, ON, Can.
July 20 at Peabody’s in Cleveland, OH
July 21 at Blondie’s in Detroit, MI
July 22 at Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago, IL
July 23 at The Rave in Milwaukee, WI
July 24 at The Rock in Maplewood, MN
July 27 at El Corazon in Seattle, WA
July 28 at Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver, BC, Can.
July 29 at Hawthorne Theatre in Portland, OR
July 30 at Slim’s in San Francisco, CA
July 31 at The Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, CA
Aug 1 at Ramona Mainstage in Ramona, CA
Aug 2 at The Clubhouse in Tempe, AZ
Aug 3 at The Rock in Tucson, AZ
Aug 5 at Emo’s in Austin, TX
Aug 6 at Ridglea Theater in Ft. Worth, TX
Aug 7 at The Warsaw in Houston, TX
Aug 8 at The Parish in New Orleans, LA
Aug 9 at The Club at Firestone in Orlando, FL
Aug 10 at Volume 11 in Raleigh, NC
Aug 11 at Headliner’s Music Hall in Louisville, KY
Aug 12 at Canal Club in Richmond, VA
Aug 13 at Sonar in Baltimore, MD
Aug 14 at Diesel Nightclub in Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 15 at Webster Theater in Hartford, CT
Aug 16 at Rocko’s in Manchester, NH (w/Augury)
Aug 17 at Club Hell in Providence, RI (w/Augury)
Jan 24 2011 at Port of Miami / Dodge Island in Miami, FL