The Sword Hire New Drummer, Reveal Tour With Kyuss

    We have some great news for fans of the Sword who have been down in the dumps since the band’s former drummer, Trivett Wingo, left the band last year. The Austin, Texas metal outfit announced that they have officially added Santiago “Jimmy” Vela III to fill the hole left by Wingo. They also wanted to thank Kevin Fender, who has been drumming for the Sword since Wingo’s departure.

    In addition to adding Vela on the skins, the band also revealed 18 U.S. and Canada shows in support of Kyuss Lives. And once the Sword get back home in December, they will rest before prepping their fourth album in early 2012. You can view the tour dates below.

    • 11.08 Stillwater, OK: Eskimo Joe’s/”The Adult Swim Block Party”
    • 11.15 El Paso, TX: Tricky Falls
    • 11.16 Tucson, AZ: Club Congress
    • 11.17 San Diego, CA: House of Blues
    • 11.18 Los Angeles, CA: Wiltern Theatre
    • 11.19 San Francisco, CA: The Regency Ballroom
    • 11.21 Portland, OR: Roseland Theatre
    • 11.22 Seattle, WA: Showbox SoDo
    • 11.23 Vancouver, BC: Commodore Ballroom
    • 11.24 Kamloops, BC: Pogue Mahone Pub
    • 11.25 Fernie, BC: The Northern
    • 11.26 Calgary, AB: Flames Central
    • 11.27 Edmonton: Edmonton Event Center
    • 11.29 Winnipeg: The Garrick Centre
    • 11.30 Minneapolis, MN: First Avenue
    • 12.01 Milwaukee, WI: Turner Hall Ballroom
    • 12.02 Chicago, IL: Vic Theatre
    • 12.03 Pontiac, MI: The Crofoot
    • 12.05 Greensburg, PA: The Palace Theatre
    • 12.06 Buffalo, NY: The Town Ballroom
    • 12.07 Baltimore, MD: Rams Head Live
    • 12.08 New Haven, CT: Toad’s Place
    • 12.09 Huntington, NY: Paramount Theater
    • 12.10 Montclair, NJ: The Wellmont Theater