Sherwood, purveyors of feel good California rock, will be hitting the road launching a U.S. headlining tour in support of its most recent effort QU. The tour kicks off February 17 in Los Angeles at the famed Roxy Theater.
A Beach Boys-inspired power pop band hailing from San Luis Obispo, California, Sherwood came together in 2002 while the band members were still students at the local university. Now signed to Myspace Records, theyâ€™ve released their debut Summer EP followed by two full length releases (Sing, But Keep Going in 2005 and 2007â€™s A Different Light).
QU, released October 2009, is the bandâ€™s third full length and is arguably Sherwoodâ€™s most mature and accessible yet, as its undeniable pop sensibilities showcase a band coming into its own and fully realizing its potential. Fans have noticed, as Sherwoodâ€™s MySpace page has logged an astounding 18 million plays, making it the third largest MySpace profile in the world.
Teaming up with producer Brad Wood ( Liz Phair, Smashing Pumpkins and Sunny Day Real Estate) in a rented Oakland apartment for nine months, the band amassed 85 songs that were eventually whittled down to 12 unabashed power pop songs that made the final cut.
Sherwoodâ€™s brand new music video for the song “You Are” will world premiere on MySpace Music on February 12. The video was directed by Long Beach hipster Matt Wignall who also produced music and videos for Cold War Kids.
Catch Sherwood on tour:
*Feb 21 – March 17: Hot Chelle Rae, Black Gold, Reece support
*March 18 – March 19: Reece supports
*March 20 – March 21: Seabird and Reece support
*March 23 – March 27: Seabird, Neon Trees, Reece support
Wed-Feb-17 Los Angeles, CAThe Roxy
Sun-Feb-21 San Diego, CA SOMA
Mon-Feb-22 Phoenix, AZ The Clubhouse
Tue-Feb-23 Amarillo, TX Common
Wed-Feb-24 Austin, TX The Mohawk
Thu-Feb-25 Houston, TX House of Blues Houston
Fri-Feb-26 Dallas, TX The Prophet Bar **NOTE NEW VENUE NAME
Sun-Feb-28 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory
Tue-Mar-02 St Louis, MO The Firebird
Wed-Mar-03 Nashville, TN Exit In
Thu-Mar-04 Knoxville, TN Square Room
Fri-Mar-05 Atlanta, GA The Masquarade
Sat-Mar-06 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
Mon-Mar-08 Orlando, FL Backbooth
Tue-Mar-09 Tampa, FL Crow Bar
Thu-Mar-11 Greenville, SC The Handlebar
Sat-Mar-13 Elizabethtown, PA Folklore Coffee and Co.
Sun-Mar-14 Somerville, MA The Armory
Mon-Mar-15 Vienna, VA Jammin Java
Tue-Mar-16 South Hackensack, NJ School of Rock
Wed-Mar-17 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
Thu-Mar-18 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
Fri-Mar-19 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel
Sat-Mar-20 Akron, OH Musica
Sun-Mar-21 Columbus, OH Skullys
Tue-Mar-23 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
Wed-Mar-24 Chicago, IL Subterranean
Thu-Mar-25 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Fri-Mar-26 La Crosse, WI Warehouse
Sat-Mar-27 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club