SwordsThe lovely folks in the band Swords (not the place in Dublin remember) have extended their Black Balloon Tour by a total of nine shows taking their tour to a mammoth 23 dates . It’s almost as many gigs as The Minutes do in a week.

The kick start the first of the new shows as The Social Rising on June 7th (tomorrow for those reading when posted) at the venue where Black Balloon EP was launched (The Grand Social). It’s then down through Carlow, Sligo, Kilkenny, Mullingar, Wicklow, Limerick, Lahinch and Leitrim making the full nine added dates to their pre-existing tour dates.

Roughly half way through the tour, there are still 13 dates to go. here’s the full list of tour dates that happened on this tour before and yet to come.

The Tour Dates In Full:
(tour started in March)
22 Mar – Tower Records, Dublin
7 Apr – Billy Brynes, Kilkenny
21 Apr – Rollercoaster, Kilkenny
1 May – ITT, Horans, Tralee
6 May – Vantastival Festival
12 May – The Camden Crawl
26 May – e2 Music, Dublin
26 May – Pallas Project, Dublin
1 Jun – Twisted Pepper, Dublin
3 Jun – Strawberry Fest Wexford
7 Jun – Social Rising, Dublin
9 Jun  – Salty Dog Eigse Carlow
16 Jun – NPLD Fest, Sligo
21 Jun – Roisin Dubh, Galway
2 Jun – Cellar Bar, Galway
30 Jun – McCarthy’s, Dingle
14 Jul – Cleeres Bar, Kilkenny
19 Jul – John Dalys, Mullingar
28 Jul – Knockanstockan Festival
17 Aug – The Blind Pig, Limerick
18 Aug – Galleon, Kilrush
21 Aug – Kennys, Lahinch
26 Aug – Fringe Festival, Leitrim

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