Australian powerhouse Tequila Mockingbyrd will join Swedish rockers Bonafide on this spring’s UK tour – landing the latest in a long line of high profile support slots.

The high octane trio replace Chase The Ace following the British band’s decision to go their separate ways.

But Bonafide frontman Pontus Snibb is confident the T-Byrds will prove to be the perfect fit for what promises to be a memorable run of UK shows.

“It’s a shame about Chase The Ace,” he said. “But I’ve heard lots about this kick-ass, Australian three-piece. We’re so happy to have them along with us and this is gonna make for a great night of rock n roll that you won’t wanna miss.”

Tequila Mockingbyrd’s Josie O’Toole added: “We can’t wait to hit the road with Sweden’s finest this March.

“The UK has welcomed us with open arms since we arrived from Oz last September. We’re really looking forward to getting back out there to see everyone again. Bring it on!”

The Bonafide/Tequila Mockingbyrd/Killer Bee shows are as follows:

5 March: o2 ABC2, Glasgow

6 March: o2 ABC2, Liverpool

7 March: o2 Academy2, Sheffield

8 March: The Tivoli, Buckley

9 March: Hard Rock Hell AOR Festival, Pwllheli

10 March: Fibbers, York

11 March: Yardbirds, Grimsby

12 March: o2 Academy2, Birmingham

13 March: o2 Academy2, London

14 March: o2 Academy2, Oxford

15 March: Rebellion, Manchester

16 March: The Waterfront, Norwich

17 March: Think Tank, Newcastle

18 March: Bannermans, Edinburgh