SWMRS
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SWMRS are just over a month from the release of their upcoming album, Berkeley’s On Fire, and now they’re gracing us with a batch of new tour dates.

We already knew the band were hitting Europe next month, and now they’re unveiling a round of North American gigs.

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Today, SWMRS announced the Berkeley’s On Fire North American tour. The Regrettes and Beach Goons will be joining them as support.

Title track “Berkeley’s On Fire” was the first taste of their new album back in August followed by “April In Houston” in November.

Both tracks will appear on their upcoming album Berkeley’s On Fire, which will be out Feb. 15 via Fueled By Ramen.

Co-frontman Cole Becker directed the latest track’s music video along with Jarod Taber and his sister Marki Becker. SWMRS collaborated with producer Rich Costey (Muse, Death Cab For Cutie) to get the experimental new sound heard in “April In Houston.”

With Berkeley’s On Fire, SWMRS hope to create a safe space for people wanting to escape negativity in media.

“When we were writing these songs, we were very conscious of our role in creating a space for people to escape from the nonstop negative media cycle,” Becker says. “It’s a strange time to be young; our generation knows the duality of feeling like an unstoppable force for change in one moment and a powerless wreck in the next.”

While the band wanted to create a safe space free of negativity, Becker says the band also wanted to document what it’s like to live in these times.

“We wanted these songs to document that feeling we’ve observed closely in ourselves in the people we’ve shared our music with over the past three years,” he says.

Check out SWMRS’ upcoming tour dates below.

Fans who preorder the album here will receive presale ticket access beginning Jan. 8 at 10:00 a.m. local time. General tickets will be available Friday, Jan. 11 at 10:00 a.m. local time here.

Europe Dates:

02/23 –– Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
02/25 – Milan, IT @ Santeria Social Club
02/27 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
02/28 – Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden
03/01 – Prague, CZ @ Chapeau Rogue
03/02 – Vienna, AT @ Flex
03/04 – Munich, DE @ Strom
03/05 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
03/07 – Brussels, BE @ AB
03/08 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
03/09 – Amsterdam, HL @ Melkweg
03/11 – Birmingham, UK @ 02 Institute
03/12 – Glasgow, UK @ St Lukes
03/13 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
03/14 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
03/16 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom

North American 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
05/0– Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
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