The Sword Joins Metallica Tour

 

 

Texas-based band supports
tour through January.

 

By Mandy Rodgers

 

From Austin,
BLURT fave The Sword has been making things happen in a metal kinda way since
2003. Comprising John “J.D.” Cronise (vocals/guitar), Kyle Shutt (guitar),
Bryan Richie (bass) and Trivett Wingo (drums), The Sword is joining Metallica’s
North American tour. The group has released the two albums Age of Winters and Gods of
the Earth
, and this tour is helping promote
the latter. The doom metal group is performing at the entire 32-date Death
Magnet Tour with Metallica, while other bands switch in and out of the tour,
including Machine Head, Lamb of God and Down.

 

The Sword just finished stints in Europe
with Bay Area band, a performance at 2008 Bonnaroo Music Festival and at
Ozzfest. Metallica is promoting its ninth studio album, Death Magnetic with this tour.

 

Tour Schedule:

 

METALLICA / DOWN / THE SWORD, except (*) THE SWORD
headlining
off-dates

 

*November 14 Hilton Head, SC @ Shoreline Ballroom 18+
November 17 St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center All ages
November 18 Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center All ages
*November 19 Fort Worth, TX @ Lola’s
November 20 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center All ages
*November 21 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks 18+
November 22 Little Rock, AR @ Alltel Arena All ages
November 23 New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena All ages

METALLICA / LAMB OF GOD / THE SWORD

December 1  Seattle, WA @ Key Arena All ages
December 2  Vancouver, BC @ GM Place All ages
December 4  Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome All ages
December 5  Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome All ages
December 7  Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place All ages
December 12 Ontario, CA @ Citizens Bank Arena All ages
December 13 Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center All ages
December 15 San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena All ages

December 17 Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum All ages
December 18 Los Angeles, CA
@ The Forum All ages
December 20 Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena All ages

METALLICA / MACHINE HEAD / THE SWORD

January 12 Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center All ages
January 13 Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena All ages
January 15 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center All ages
January 17 Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center All ages
January 18 Boston, MA @ TD Banknorth Center All ages

January 26 Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena All ages
January 27 Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena All ages
January 29 Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum All ages
January 31 Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center All ages
February 1 Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center All ages

 

 

 

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