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17 January 2023

SWELL - SUNSHINE EVERY DAY TOUR (a tribute to David Freel)

Last april, it was with great sadness that we learned of the death of David Freel from Swell, Be My Weapon. With us and in us for several decades, and for several decades to come, these compositions with a dented mood and a staggering beauty, this songwriting with drawers, this disillusioned and haunting song. A fellow traveler.

Swell, as it was, will never be again. But the original members are uniting for a tribute to David and the formative years of the band. They will be doing a short European tour in April 2023 playing favorite songs from the first 4 albums. Swell 2023 is co-founder Sean Kirkpatrick on drums, Monte Vallier on bass, Niko Wenner as lead guitar, and John Dettman-Lytle, original guitarist, stepping in to play acoustic guitar and take on the majority of the singing.

“Is That Important ?” Yes, it is.


09.04: BRUXELLES / Le Botanique - BE
10.04: KOLN / Gebäude 9 - DE
11.04: BERLIN / Urban Spree - DE
12.04: BIELFIELD / Forum - DE
13.04: LYON / Le Marché Gare - FR
14.04: CLERMONT-FERRAND / La Coopérative de Mai - FR
15.04: LORIENT / Hydrophone - FR
16.04: VENDÔME / La Fabrique du Docteur Faton - FR
18.04: PARIS / Petit Bain - FR
19.04: MAASTRICHT / Muziekgieterij - NL
20.04: TOURCOING / Le Grand Mix - FR