January 7, 2019 – Oakland, CA rock quartet SWMRS announced a massive North American headline tour today in support of their forthcoming sophomore album Berkeley’s On Fire that will kick off on March 28th in San Diego, CA and wrap on May 3rd in Los Angeles, CA. Southern California rock bands The Regrettes and Beach Goons will provide support. Pre-sale tickets will be available to fans who pre-order the album HERE starting tomorrow at 10:00am local time and general tickets will be available this Friday, January 11th at 10:00am local time HERE.


SWMRS will be donating $1 per ticket sold to organizations working on the frontlines of climate, racial, economic, and gender justice issues through their newly established SWMRS Fund. More information about the beneficiaries, which include Third Wave Fund, National Bail Fund Network, Climate Justice Alliance, and Girls Rock Camp Alliance, can be found HERE.


Berkeley’s On Fire was produced by Rich Costey (Muse, Death Cab for Cutie) and is due for release on February 15th via Fueled By Ramen. The album is available for pre-order now HERE and limited edition merch bundles are available exclusively via the SWMRS online store HERE.


SWMRS recently unveiled the album’s lively new single “April In Houston” during an exclusive interview on BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac’s Hottest Record. The song is currently #29 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart and was the most added song at alternative radio the week of its release. “April In Houston” is available to stream and download now HERE. Prior to the announcement of the album, SWMRS shared track “Berkeley’s On Fire”. Fans who pre-order the album now will receive immediate downloads of both songs.


Prior to their North American tour, SWMRS will embark on a tour of Europe and the United Kingdom that will kick off on February 23rd in Barcelona, Spain and wrap on March 16th in London, United Kingdom. The band is also scheduled to appear at a handful of US and International radio events and festivals this summer. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.


Comprised of Cole Becker (vocals/guitar), Max Becker (vocals/guitar), Joey Armstrong (drums), and Seb Mueller (bass), SWMRS released their debut album Drive North in 2016 via their own Uncool Records before signing with Fueled By Ramen (Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At The Disco, Paramore) who later re-released it. Drive North was praised by outlets including Rolling Stone, Noisey, Buzzfeed, and Billboard, and saw the band make their network television debut on CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden. SWMRS toured extensively in support of the album, and joined bands including FIDLAR, Wavves, Blink 182, Green Day, and All Time Low on stages around the world. Drive North has blared through hometown games of the Oakland A’s and San Jose Earthquakes, and through Saint Laurent’s runway during Paris Fashion Week.


Berkeley’s On Fire North American Headline Tour
March 28, 2019 – San Diego, CA – Music Box
March 29, 2019 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
March 30, 2019 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
April 01, 2019 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
April 02, 2019 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
April 04, 2019 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell Stage)
April 05, 2019 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ South End
April 06, 2019 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
April 07, 2019 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
April 09, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
April 11, 2019 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
April 12, 2019 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
April 13, 2019 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
April 14, 2019 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
April 16, 2019 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
April 17, 2019 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theater
April 19, 2019 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
April 20, 2019 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
April 22, 2019 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Center
April 23, 2019 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
April 25, 2019 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
April 27, 2019 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
April 29, 2019 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
April 30, 2019 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
May 03, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
Photo credit: Phoebe Fox