Austin riff rock vets The Sword have announced they'll be going on hiatus after their current North American tour, which runs through early October, wraps up. They were scheduled to head to Australia late in October for more dates, but those have been cancelled. On Facebook, the band writes:

After 15 years of nonstop recording and touring, The Sword will take a hiatus following their U.S shows at the beginning of October. The Australian tour scheduled for the end of October has been cancelled. The band apologizes to their Australian fans, but feel it is time for a breather.

The Sword released their sixth album, Used Future, back in March.

All remaining tour dates, including the River City Rockfest and Louder Than Life festivals, are listed below.

The Sword -- 2018 Tour Dates
09/22 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center (‘River City Rockfest‘)
09/28 Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room
09/29 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
09/30 Louisville, KY – Champions Park (‘Louder Than Life‘)
10/01 Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall
10/02 Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge