Arguably Creation records’ greatest ever signing, Swervedriver return to Australia this February to perform at the Perth International Arts Festival and for a string of headline appearances in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Swervedriver originally toured Australia in the summer of 1997/1998… then again in May 1998… and finally in November 1998! The final visit as special guests of then rising-Australian stars, Powderfinger. That tour would prove Swervedriver’s undoing though, with the band performing their final show for a decade at the Bootleg Brewery in Margaret River, WA. Somewhat ironic considering recent events. Then in 2008, Swervedriver bowed to demand and reformed, touring the USA and performing at the giant Coachella Festival in California. More recently the band were invitees of one-time label mates My Bloody Valentine when they curated a chapter of the UK’s All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival.
For the upcoming Australian tour, Swervedriver mainstays: singer/guitarist Adam Franklin, guitarist Jim Hartridge and bassist Steve George, are to be joined by Raise-era drummer Graham Bonnar who has never toured Australia with Swervedriver before but who has served time as a member of our own Black Ryder as well as early incarnations of the Brian Jonestown Massacre playing on many of the early releases.
Except where noted tickets for all shows are on sale November 16th.