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Swervedriver motors through March, April

English alt-rockers Swervedriver are revving up for a run of U.S. shows in March and April, including a March 26 performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. // Tour dates at SoundSpike

English alt-rockers Swervedriver are revving up for a run of U.S. shows in March and April, including a March 26 performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

After the late-night television appearance, the four-piece kicks off the tour with a Mar. 28 show at the Union Transfer in Philadelphia, and wraps 11 days later at the Key Club in Los Angeles. Opening on all dates outside the Pacific Northwest will be New York City-based trio Heaven. Rock/electronica outfit Hawkeye will provide support for the Pacific Northwest shows.

Swervedriver's career began over 20 years ago in Oxford, England, where in the 1990s the outfit established themselves as one of the leading shoegazing bands to emerge from the British alt-rock scene. After a 1-year hiatus, Swervedriver reunited for a world tour in 2008 and again in 2011. The band's first three albums (just two in the U.S.) were re-released in late 2008, along with a new single, "The Hitcher."

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Though Swervedriver has not put out a new album since 1998, the band has been working on fresh material for probable release later this year, according to their publicist.

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March 2012
28 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
29 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
30 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
31 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

April 2012
2 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
3 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
4 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's
5 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
6 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
7 - West Hollywood, CA - Key Club

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