Austin rockers the Sword have regrouped and found a replacement for departed drummer Trivett Wingo. They've also rescheduled their canceled tour dates. How's that for bouncing back on the quick? Employer, Employee drummer Kevin Fender will sit behind the kit for the Sword on this upcoming run of dates. Order has been restored to The Sword's universe.

"We are pleased to announce the Warp Riders 2010 U.S. Tour Mk. II, beginning in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on November 27," the Sword said in an official statement. "These performances will feature the formidable skills of notorious intergalactic bounty drummer, Kevin Fender. A veteran of the Austin music scene, Mr. Fender is best known for his devastating work with Texas hardcore legends Employer, Employee. Check the performance page of our website for dates and tickets!"



Sword tour dates


11/27 -- Baton Rouge, LA -- Spanish Moon

11/28 -- Birmingham, AL -- WorkPlay Theatre

11/29 -- Atlanta, GA -- The Masquerade

11/30 -- Asheville, NC -- The Orange Peel

12/01 -- Roanoke, VA -- Martin's Downtown

12/02 -- Lancaster, PA -- Chameleon Club

12/03 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Theatre of the Living Arts

12/04 -- New York, NY -- Webster Hall

12/05 -- Boston, MA -- Royale Boston

12/06 -- Washington, DC -- The 9:30 Club

12/07 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Mr. Small's Theatre

12/08 -- Cleveland, OH -- House of Blues

12/09 -- Huntington, WV -- V Club

12/10 -- Covington, KY -- The Mad Hatter

12/11 -- Detroit, MI -- The Shelter 12/12 -- Chicago, IL -- Metro

12/13 -- St. Louis, MO -- The Firebird

12/14 -- Iowa City, IA -- Blue Moose Tap House

12/15 -- Kansas City, MO -- The Record Bar

12/16 -- Little Rock, AR -- Juanita's