Album News, Reunions, Tour Dates — August 8, 2017 at 7:51 am

Swervedriver to record follow-up to 2015 comeback ‘I Wasn’t Born to Lose You’

Hard-rocking shoegazers Swervedriver are returning to the studio to record their second post-reunion album, a follow-up to 2015 comeback I Wasn’t Born To Lose You that can now be pre-ordered — along with various fan-friendly enticements — via a PledgeMusic campaign.

The album, the band’s sixth since forming in 1989, is due out sometime in 2018, but can be pre-ordered now on digital, CD and vinyl, along with a dizzying array of other merch, ranging from standard fare like signed posters, turntable mats and T-shirts to more esoteric options such as a chance to play online Scrabble with frontman Adam Franklin ($55) or a guitar lesson over Skype ($250).

And then there’s the real big-ticket item: For $10,000, you can get a private show by Swervedriver.

PRE-ORDER: New Swervedriver album via PledgeMusic

The band — its current lineup features Franklin, Jimmy Hartridge, Mikey Jones and Mick Quinn — reunited in 2008 to play Coachella following a 10-year break-up. Sporadic touring followed over the ensuing years, and, in 2015, the group released its first new album in 17 years. And now it’s working on another.

This September, Swervedriver will embark on a 16-date North American tour on which it will perform its first two albums — 1991’s Raise and 1993’s Mezcal Head — in their entirety each night.

See full dates below.


Swervedriver North American tour dates:

Sept. 7: Metro, Chicago, IL
Sept. 8: Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON
Sept. 9: Brighton Music Hall, Allston, MA
Sept. 10: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Sept. 11: Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 12: Black Cat, Washington D.C.
Sept. 14: Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
Sept. 15: Terminal West, Atlanta, GA
Sept. 16: The Social, Orlando, FL
Sept. 17: Siberia, New Orleans, LA
Sept. 18: Trees, Dallas, TX
Sept. 19: 3Ten Austin City Limits Live, Austin, TX
Sept. 21: 191 Toole, Tucson, AZ
Sept. 22: Casbah, San Diego, CA
Sept. 23: Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco, CA
Sept. 24: Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA

* Performing ‘Raise’ and ‘Mezcal Head’ at all shows



  1. This is great news — “I Wasn’t Born to Lose You” may have been the best record released by anyone that year. An astonishingly good album.

    ps. Come to Seattle!

  2. Stoked for this new album. Please bring this tour to Denver!

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