Current Swell Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Victoria, B.C.-based roots rock outfit Current Swell have announced tour dates in the U.S. in support of their new album, Long Time Ago, which was released via Nettwerk on October 16th. The band will make two special east coast stops in New York City (Monday, November 19th) and Rochester, NY (Tuesday, November 20th) before heading back to the west coast for a December run of dates starting in Portland, OR on the 7th (full list of dates below). This marks Current Swell’s first official headline tour in the States; the band recently opened for Dispatch on a small run of west coast dates.

Since forming in 2005, Current Swell’s west coast influenced sound—an infectious combination of blues, roots, pop and rock—have earned the quartet scores of devoted fans from Canada to Brazil, where they recently returned from headlining two major festivals in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. The independent band started with modest expectations, playing shows in settings that ranged from backyards to beaches and using social media to grow their audience. Since then, they have supported artists like Dispatch, Xavier Rudd, K’Naan, K-OS, The Beach Boys, The Tragically Hip and more. Last summer, Current Swell not only headlined a Canada Day concert in front of a crowd of 45,000, but they also earned first place at Vancouver’s Peak Performance Project, a professional development program designed to help emerging artists.

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Through the years of constant touring and slow but steady build of momentum, Current Swell—Scott Stanton (vocals/guitar), David Lang (vocals/guitar), Ghosty Boy (bass) and Chris Petersen (drums)—have continuously grown as songwriters and live performers, while keeping their sound authentic to who they are as individuals and as a unit.

Current Swell Tour Dates:
Mon, Nov 19th New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
Tues, Nov 20th Rochester, NY @ The Dub Land Underground
Fri, Dec 7th Portland, OR @ Mt. Tabor Theatre Lounge
Sat, Dec 8th Eugene, OR @ Lucky’s
Tue, Dec 11th Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Café
Wed, Dec 12th San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah
Thur, Dec 13th Bend, OR @ The Horned Hand
Fri, Dec 14th Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
Sat, Dec 15th Spokane, WA @ Ugly Betty’s

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