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Trivett leaves the Sword, all tour dates cancelled

by BBG

Trivett Wingo now EX-The Sword (photo by Sandy Carson)
The Sword

“We wish Trivett nothing but the best, and it is with heavy hearts that we bid him farewell. He is a phenomenal musician and has been an integral part of this band’s success. He helped to lay the foundation that we will continue to build upon, and we wouldn’t be where we are without him. We wish he could continue the adventure with us, but we understand that the life of a touring musician is not for everyone. It’s been a hell of a ride, and we’re sad to see this part of the journey end. The show must go on, though, and will be back on the road as soon as humanly possible.” – JD, Kyle & Bryan of The Sword

Drummer Trivett Wingo has left The Sword, and the amicable split has forced the band to cancel all current dates while they search for a suitable replacement. These dates include Saturday’s show at Webster Hall along with a ton of others that last well into the new year and span the globe. The band says they will reschedule the dates. A statement from Trivett is below.

The Sword won’t be in NYC on 10/16, so all the more reason to check out the return of The Gates of Slumber along with Hour of 13 (who will be making their US debut) and the incredible Disma at Union Pool that night instead (a BrooklynVegan/1000Knives production). The $10 show starts at 9PM, so get there!

A week after that (on 10/23), Union Pool will host the BV-BBG CMJ showcase with The Body, Cough, Inter Arma, and Royal Thunder. $5 gets you in, and the first 50 people in the door get a FREE set of earplugs courtesy of Earpeace (a $15 value). And trust me, you’re gonna f’n need them.

Full statement from Trivett Wingo, as well as all cancelled tour dates are below…

The Sword – Winter’s Wolves


“It is with deep sadness that I am announcing my departure from The Sword. After nearly seven years and some of the most amazing adventures of a lifetime, I have arrived at a place where I am physically and emotionally unable to continue on as part of The Sword. If I could go any further, I would as I love the music and JD, Bryan and Kyle are people that I deeply respect, but I have reached a point where I just can’t do this anymore. I would like to thank the wonderful people who made this experience what it has been: the fans, the people that I have worked and all of the bands and musicians that have inspired me over the years. I thank you and apologize for any disappointment that this may cause anyone, not least of which The Sword.” – Trivett Wingo

10/12: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/13: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
10/14: Roanoke, VA @ Martin’s Downtown
10/15: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
10/16: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/17: Boston, MA @ Royale Boston
10/19: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues – Cleveland
10/20: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/21: Huntington, WV @ V Club
10/23: Chicago, IL @ Metro
11/08: Belgium, Antwerp @ Trix
11/09: Germany, Hamburg @ Molotov
11/11: Nov Sweden, Stockholm @ Gote Killare
11/12: Sweden, Malmo @ KB
11/13: Norway, Oslo @ Garage
11/15: Germany, Berlin @ Magnet
11/16: Germany, Munich @ 59:1
11/17: Austria, Vienna @ Szene
11/18: Italy, Milan @ Live Club
11/19: Austria, Graz @ PPC
11/21: Switzerland, Zurich @ Dynamo
11/23: Germany, Koln @ Underground
11/24: France, Paris @ La Fleche d’or
11/26: Holland @ Uden de Pul
11/27: Holland, Kerkrade @ Rock Tempel
11/29: Portsmouth, United Kingdom @ Wedgewood Rooms
11/30: Bristol, United Kingdom @ Fleece & Firkin
12/01: Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Bar Academy
12/03: Leeds, United Kingdom @ Cockpit
12/04: Glasgow, United Kingdom @ G2
12/05: Newcastle, United Kingdom @ Academy II
12/06: Manchester, United Kingdom @ Academy III
12/08: Nottingham, United Kingdom @ Rescue Rooms
12/09: London Islington, United Kingdom @ Academy
12/10: Brighton, United Kingdom @ Audio
12/11: Ireland, Dublin @ Academy
12/12: Ireland, Belfast @ Stiff Kitten
02/26: Brisbane, QLD @ Soundwave 2011
02/27: Sydney, NSW @ Soundwave 2011
03/04: Melbourne, VIC @ Soundwave 2011
03/05: Adelaide, SA @ Soundwave 2011
03/07: Perth, WA @ Soundwave 2011

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