SOURCE: Atlantic Records

February 16, 2011 15:41 ET

The Swellers Set to Hit Studio With Famed Producer Bill Stevenson; Follow-Up to 2009's "UPS AND DOWNSIZING" Due Out This Summer; Fueled By Ramen Group Joins This Year's "Take Action Tour"

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 16, 2011) - Fueled By Ramen recording group The Swellers have just announced details of their much-anticipated new album. Next week, The Swellers will return to the studio with legendary musician/producer Bill Stevenson to record the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2009 Fueled By Ramen debut, "UPS AND DOWNSIZING." Stevenson -- of Descendents, All, and Black Flag fame -- has also produced albums for bands including Rise Against, NOFX, and Less Than Jake, among other punk rock heavyweights. The as-yet-untitled album is set for a summer 2011 release.

"I couldn't be more excited to produce The Swellers' next album," says Stevenson. "I met these guys in 2007 when they toured with my band, Only Crime. We all became fast friends and kept in touch over the years. Even four years ago, their live show impressed the hell out of me, and I knew that I wanted to work with them on an album one day. Together, I think we can push their music to the next level and help them reach a broader audience. I can't wait to get started!"

"Not only has Bill played in some of our favorite bands, but he's written some of our favorite songs and made some of our favorite bands' records -- Rise Against, Broadway Calls, Comeback Kid, Suicide Machines, NOFX, No Use For A Name, A Wilhelm Scream, Propagandhi, Good Riddance... the list goes on," says The Swellers lead vocalist/guitarist Nick Diener. Adds his brother, drummer Jonathan Diener, "His mind is always working, always on music, and that's the kind of person we want to join us as our fifth member of the band for this record." Watch the band's video announcement here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geh6-gi5Ivs.

In other news, The Swellers have also announced plans to join the 2011 Take Action Tour. The Flint, MI-based quartet will join Silverstein, Bayside, Polar Bear Club and Texas in July on the road, kicking off April 22nd at Boston's Paradise Rock Club. Presented by Hot Topic, the Take Action Tour is celebrating its 10th anniversary of raising funds and awareness to assorted non-profit organizations. Visit http://www.theswellers.com to purchase tickets. Next month, The Swellers will head overseas for a UK and Ireland tour alongside The Blackout. See below for a full list of tour dates.

The Swellers have proven themselves to be an aggressive and hard-working live act. The group's Fueled By Ramen debut, "UPS AND DOWNSIZING," was named one of the best albums of 2009 by both AbsolutePunk and PunkNews. The punk rock group has been on the road nearly non-stop for the past four years, gaining fans and support from other bands with their reactive music and tireless work ethic. Since then, the band has toured with the likes of Less Than Jake, Paramore, Motion City Soundtrack, H2O, and Four Year Strong, not to mention festivals including Warped Tour and the Give It A Name and Groezrock festivals in Europe.

For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit www.theswellers.com, www.myspace.com/theswellers, www.facebook.com/theswellers, and www.twitter.com/theswellers.

(SEE BELOW TOUR DATES)

THE SWELLERS
On Tour 2011

FEBRUARY    
23 Fort Collins, CO Surfside 7
     
MARCH    
29 Oxford, UK O2 Academy 2
30 Liverpool, UK O2 Academy 2
     
APRIL    
1 Cork, IRL Cyprus Avenue
2 Dublin, IRL Academy
3 Belfast, UK Speakeasy
5 Glasgow, UK Garage
6 Edinburgh, UK Liquid Rooms
7 Newcastle, UK Northumbria University
8 Manchester, UK Academy 2
9 Birmingham, UK HMV Institute
10 Norwich, UK Waterfront
12 London, UK Koko
13 Bournemouth, UK Old Firestation
14 Plymouth, UK White Rabbit
15 Falmouth, UK Princess Pavilion
16 Cardiff, UK Solus
17 Nottingham, UK Hit The Deck Festival
22 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
23 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory
25 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
26 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
28 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
29 Orlando, FL Club at Firestone
30 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
     
MAY    
1 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
2 Pensacola, FL Phinea's Phogg's @ Seville Quarter
4 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's (Upstairs)
5 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
6 Dallas, TX Trees
7 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
9 Mesa, AZ Nile Theatre
10 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
11 San Diego, CA Soma
12 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
14 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
15 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
16 Seattle, WA El Corazon
18 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
19 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
20 Omaha, NE Slowdown
21 Des Moines, IA People's Court
22 Chicago, IL Metro
24 Covington, KY Madison Theatre
25 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot Ballroom
26 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
27 Buffalo, NY Infinity Hall
28 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre

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