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11/09/2000 -- Official Toshack Highway European Tour Dates.

Date City/Country Venue
Nov. 08 Oslo, NO So What
Nov. 09 Bergen, NO Academy Kvarteret
Nov. 16 Haderslev, DK Panic
Nov. 17 Copenhagen, DK Vega
Nov. 18 Aarhus, DK Voxhall
Nov. 29 Reggio Emilia, IT Maffia
Nov. 30 Firenze, IT Auditorium FLOG
Dec. 01 Guilianova, IT Inhastria
Dec. 02 Rome, IT Black Out
Dec. 04 Munich, D Club 2
Dec. 05 Nurnberg, D Desi
Dec. 06 Amsterdam, NL VPRO radio show
Dec. 07 Koln, D ABS
Dec. 08 Berlin, D Knaack
Dec. 09 Bielefeld, D Forum
Dec. 10 Hamburg, D Knust
Dec. 12 Utrecht, NL Ekko
Dec. 13 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso

10/14/2000 -- Official Toshack Highway East Coast Tour Dates.
These dates come directly from Catapult Records. Hope to see some of you at Brownies:

Date/Day City Venue
10/19 Thursday NYC Virgin Megastore, Union Square @ 6pm
10/20 Friday Cambridge TT the Bear's - w/Mishima
10/21 Saturday NYC Luna Lounge - CMJ Private Party
10/22 Saturday Albany Channel 103 - live in studio
10/23 Monday Albany Valentine's (downstairs)
10/25 Wednesday Chicago Reckless Records @ 5pm
10/25 Wednesday Chicago Schuba's
10/27 Friday Providence The Green Room
10/28 Saturday NYC Brownies - w/Craig Wedren of Shudder to Think
10/29 Sunday Philadelphia The Khyber Pass

09/30/2000 -- Toshack Highway Concert to be Broadcast Live on Internet.
The Toshack Highway show on Friday, October 20 at TT the Bears in Cambridge, MA will be braodcast live on www.radioboston.com.

09/16/2000 -- Toshack Highway Tour Dates.
As close to seeing Swervedriver live as we're likely to get for some time. These dates have been confirmed by Catapult Records:

Sunday, October 8 - WBCN Boston, Nocturnal Emissions
Thursday, October 19, 6pm - Virgin Megastore Union Square NYC 
Friday, October 20 - TT the Bear's Cambridge, MA 
Saturday, October 21 - CMJ Private Party NYC 
Monday, October 23 - TBD 
Wednesday, October 25, 5pm - Reckless Records Chicago, IL 
Wednesday, October 25 - Schuba's Chicago, IL 
Friday, October 27 - The Green Room Providence, RI 
Saturday, October 28 - Brownies NYC
Sunday, October 29 - The Khyber Pass Philadelphia, PA

07/05/2000 -- New eBay Swervedriver Search link.
I added a link to the Buy Music section so that you can search for Swervedriver goodies on eBay with one click. Try it out!

06/06/2000 -- www.ToshackHighway.com goes LIVE.
Official web site for Swervie Adam Franklin's new solo album Toshack Highway launches. Very cool site indeed, especially the looping audio tracks. Every band should be so lucky to be so well represented on the web!

06/06/2000 -- www.ToshackHighway.com gets interesting.
The official web site for Swervie Adam Franklin's new solo album Toshack Highway is live, albeit in a constant state of development. Though riddled with "Coming Soon" messages, it looks like it will soon be chock-full-o-goodies for the TH/SWD fan, complete with lyrics, sound & video, a guest book, and tour info. Keep checking back and see it come to life before your eyes! (Note: I had nothing to do with this, so don't go flaming me for registering Adam's domain name!!!)

05/03/2000 -- Swervedriver.com Guest Book added.
Finally, after years of no place to scrawl and scream the Swervedriver.com Guest Book goes live. Just click the link in the right hand navigation and let the world know what's all happening now.

03/03/2000 -- "Toshack Highway" New Release Date: April 11, 2000.
The official U.S. release date for "Toshack Highway," the solo album by Swervedriver's Adam Franklin is April 11, 2000. The album will be released on Catapult Records and will be available from music retailers throughout the United States as well as online stores such as Amazon.com. Flower Shop Recordings will release the album in the U.K.

02/17/2000 -- "Toshack Highway" to be released in March.
The scheduled release date for Adam Franklin's solo album "Toshack Highway" is March 21, 2000. The album is to be released in the U.S. on Catapult Records and in the U.K. on Flower Shop Recordings. Flower Shop has released Swervedriver material in the past in the form of a 7" single featuring My Zephyr/Mars. As a band, Swervedriver still remain without a label. Hopefully this will change soon.

02/05/2000 -- A quite period.
Lots going on, but not much to report. Adam has recorded and will soon release a solo album entitled Toshack Highway. Details will be forthcoming. Jez has been busy with Bad Earth Studio recording & producing other bands and playing with friends on side projects. Steve is contributing on that front as well. Jimmy's been being a dad. The guys may be in the studio this summer. More on that later...

8/15/1999 -- Swervedriver's OFFICIAL site launches at www.swervie.com.
After many months of teasing us, Ajay has finally unleashed www.swervie.com, the OFFICIAL Swervie site. There's a lot of depth to the site, especially the discography database. Good work Ajay and congrats guys on finally having an "official" home!

8/10/1999 -- A new look for Swervedriver.com.
It could still use some tweaking, but here's the long overdue site redesign. Not to be confused with Ajay's site redesign, which is also long overdue. Anyway, I hope you like it. I'll be posting news about the band's hiatus and solo endeavors soon, as well as many more quality links. So, stay tuned!

8/10/1999 -- Swervies Featured on (still yet another) Movie Soundtrack.
Here's an oldie-but-a-goodie. Year of the Girl is featured of the soundtrack to the Hart Bochner film PCU. Bochner also directed the film High School High. I sure hope the band is making some money off of this...

8/10/1999 -- Swervies Featured on (yet another) Movie Soundtrack.
This time it's Magic Bus turning up on the soundtrack tot he Sandra Bullock/Ben Affleck film Forces Of Nature.

02/05/1998 -- Swervies Featured on Movie Soundtrack.
Swervedriver (and Zero Hour labelmates Varnaline) will have a song on the upcoming soundtrack for Morgan J.Freeman's (Hurricane Streets) new movie Desert Blue due out in May. The cast includes Christina Ricci, Casey Afflect, Sara Gilbert and Kate Hudson. Desert Blue will be the premiere movie screened at this years SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX.

02/05/1998 -- Adam & Steve to play live with Sophia in NYC.
Adam Franklin and Steve George of Swervedriver will be collaborating with Sophia in NYC at the Mercury Lounge (217 E Houston St. at Ave A, New York City, 212-260-4700) on February 24th and at Arlene Grocery (95 Stanton St, between Ludlow & Orchard Sts, New York City, 212-358-1633) the following Saturday night.

02/05/1998 -- New Vinyl & CD Releases.
Swervedriver has a split 7" with Sophia available. Look for their "Wrong Treats" EP available later this year! It will contain more songs than the import single! Their Space Travel Rock and Roll single is available domestically (limited to 2,500 CDs/500 LPs). Same as the Australian release but with much better packaging.

11/24/1998 -- Space Travel Rock and Roll U.S. release.
Swervedriver's 12" Single "Space Travel Rock and Roll" will be released on 12/08 and is nicely packaged in a special grey, metallic, see-through bag and limited to 2,500 CD's and 500 LP's.

11/03/1998 -- Australian Tour Dates.
Swervedriver once again in the land down under! Confirmed by Zero Hour:

11/13 Darwin Casino Lawns in Darwin
11/14 Cairns Convention Centre in Cairns
11/17 Playpen in Townsville
11/18 The Flamingo in Rockhampton
11/20 Festival Hall in Brisbane
11/21 Uni of New England in Armidale
11/22 Lismore RSL Club in Lismore
11/25 The Termo Hotel in Albury
11/26 Woonona Bulli RSL in Wollongong
11/27 Selinas in Coogee
11/28 Enmore Theatre in Sydney
11/29 Hawkesbury Sport Club in Windsor
12/02 Newcastle Workers Club in Newcastle
12/03 ANU Refecrory in Canberra
12/04 The Palace in Melbourne
12/06 The Forum in Melbourne
12/08 Hallum Hotel in Hallam
12/09 Univ. of Tasmania in Hobart
12/10 Sundowner Hotel in Whyalla
12/11 Adelaide Uni
12/12 Belvoir Amphitheatre in Perth
12/13 Bootleg Brewery (tbc) in Margaret River

10/05/1998 -- More U.S. Tour Dates!!
Swervedriver Tour Dates- Back on the road for a quick club tour. Confirmed by Zero Hour:

10/29 Trocadero            1003 Arch Philadelphia 215-922-LIVE $10, all ages
10/30 Showplace            1063 Grant Buffalo  7pm  with Samiam
10/31 Maxwell's            1039 Wash. Hoboken, NJ 201-798-0706  201-798-4064
11/01 Underground          Fredericksburg, VA
11/04 Knitting Factory     NYC  212-219-3006 part of CMJ
11/05 Valentine's          Albany, NY 518-432-6572
11/06 El-N-Gee Club        New London, CT 960-437-3800 $7, 8pm
11/07 Middle East          Mass. Ave. Cambridge, MA.
11/08 The Met Café         130 Union St. Providence, RI 401-331-2211

09/11/1998 -- More U.K. Tour Dates!!
The following U.K. dates have been confirmed by Zero Hour:

09/19 The Zodiac            Oxford
09/22 Boardwalk             Manchester
09/23 Tuts                  Glasgow King
09/24 Lomax                 Liverpool
09/25 London Astoria II     London

07/08/1998 -- Important U.K. Dates!!

  • 99th Dream out 10th August.
  • Space Travel Rock 'N' Roll out 20th July.
  • Gig at Camden Dingwalls 21st July. Tickets available from XFM, Ticketmaster and Dingwalls.

05/20/1998 -- More Tour Dates Added!!
The following tour dates have been confirmed by Zero Hour:

5/23 Black Cat              Washington, DC
5/24 Fletcher's             Baltimore, MD
5/26 The Saint              Asbury Park, NJ
5/28 Brownies-McGathy Party New York, NY (closed to public)
5/29 Pearl Street           Northampton, MA
5/30 The Tune Inn           New Haven, CT
5/31 Cafe Campus            Montreal, Quebec
6/01 The Ballroom           Quebec City, Quebec
6/03 Barrymore's            Ottawa, Ont.
6/04 Lee's Palace           Toronto, Ont.
6/06 Intersections          Grand Rapids, MI
6/07 The Shelter            Detroit, MI
6/08 Grog Shop              Cleveland, OH
6/10 Little Brother         Columbus, OH
6/11 Sudsy's                Cincinnati, OH
6/12 Mabels                 Champaign, IL
6/13 TBA                    St. Louis, MO
6/14 Gabe's Oasis           Iowa City, IA
6/15 Concert Cafe           Green Bay, WI
6/16 400 Bar                Minneapolis, MN
6/18 TBA                    Winnipeg, ONT
6/19 The State              Regina, SK 
6/20 Amigo's                Saskatoon, SK  
6/22 The Rev                Edmonton, ALB
6/23 republik               Calgary, ALB
6/25 Starfish Room          Vancouver, BC
6/28 Crocodile              Seattle, WA
6/29 WOW Hall               Eugene, OR
6/30 Bojangles              Sacramento, CA
7/01 Slims                  San Francisco, CA
7/02 Troubador              Los Angeles, CA

05/11/1998 -- Live concert @ Barrymore's Music Hall - Ottawa, Canada
Swervedriver will play an all ages show Barrymore's Music Hall http://www.eugenehaslam.com, 323 Bank Street, Ottawa, Canada. Wednesday, June 3rd. Doors open @ 8pm. Tickets are $10 advance, at Barrymore's or Ticketmaster(613)755-1111.

02/28/1998 -- Live, In-store Performance @ Mondo Kim's, New York City
Swervedriver will do an in-store performance at Mondo Kim's music store on St. Mark's Place (East 8th St.) between 2nd & 3rd Avenues at 1:00 pm on Feb. 28th. This is the day after their Feb. 27th New York City gig @ Irving Plaza, opening for the band Hum.

02/26/1998 -- Live Online Chat With Swervedriver @ SonicNet
Chat with Swervedriver then watch a cybercast of their last month Mercury Lounge gig. Login Thursday, February 26th 7:00PM EST to chat, 8:00PM EST to view the cybercast at: http://www.sonicnet.com/sonicore/chat

02/20/1998 -- New Full-Length CD & CD-Single Available
The CD-Single "Space Travel Rock 'N' Roll" is out now and the new album "99th Dream" will be available on February 24th at many local independent record shops as well as from mailorder stores such as those listed above in our CD's section. Get yours today!

02/20/1998 -- www.Swervedriver.com Goes Live
Debut of The Ultimate Launch Pad for locating Swervedriver on the internet--and beyond.

02/19/1998 -- Swervedriver Is On Tour
Check PollStar and the ZeroHour web site for the concert dates & locations nearest you.