Swans to play final shows with current lineup

Swans to play final shows with current lineup

Swans are currently on the road in the UK and Europe. The band have announced the final dates in it’s current incarnation.

A WORD FROM MICHAEL GIRA
“The past seven years of my life have been the most productive and fulfilling of my career. It’s not my place to draw qualitative distinctions between the previous and current periods, and I wouldn’t presume any expertise in doing so, but from a personal perspective, this time period has been the most consistently engaging and even enthralling in my recollection. I thank here Norman Westberg, Christoph Hahn, Thor Harris, Phil Puleo, Christopher Pravdica and our most recent convert, Paul Wallfisch, for their commitment to ecstasy and their sheer stamina in this marathon adventure. Much love to these intrepid explorers of sonic truth! May God snatch us all by his teeth and fling us out over his shoulder into the great black beyond, where we will spin slowly and infinitely through space with an ever-nascent smile emerging on our face.

… and what’s next? Musically, I have no clear idea, and don’t really want one at this juncture. I seem to have the sound of a sustained chord in my mind – not the striking of the chord, but what hangs in the air after as it dissipates, and what surrounds it, and I look forward to filling that out, traveling there. I will continue to use the name Swans, but will revert to a cast of revolving contributors, drawing on a pool of men and women I’ve worked with along the way (and new ones too)… In addition to new music, I’ll be working on making sure the Swans catalog is all reissued properly and stays in print in the best possible form and packaging (which is just as important to me as the music itself)”.

SWANS FINAL TOUR DATES

August Europe
2 Aug – IT Milan, Magnolia Club Outside Concert
6 Aug – PL Katowice, Off! Festival
10 Aug – CZ Jaromer, Brutal Assault Festival*

August North America
20 Aug – US Las Vegas NV, Psycho Las Vegas Festival
22 Aug – US San Francisco CA, Independent
25 Aug – US Seattle WA, The Neptune
26 Aug – CA Vancouver BC, Venue
27 Aug – US Portland OR, Revolution Hall
** with Okkyung Lee

October Europe
4 Oct – FR Lorienr, Le Manège
5 Oct – FR Bordeaux, Rock School Barbey
19 Oct – CH Winterthur, Salzhaus
21 Oct – CH Fribourg, Fri-SON
22 Oct – DE Heidelberg, Halle 02
24 Oct – DE Dresden, Beatpol
25 Oct – DE Leipzig, Conne Island
26 Oct – DE Berlin, Berghain
28 Oct – DE Bremen, Lagerhouse
*** with Baby Dee

November United States
2 Nov – US Brooklyn NY, Warsaw (w Carla Bozulich)
3 Nov – US Brooklyn NY, Warsaw (w Anna von Hausswolff)
4 Nov – US Brooklyn NY, Warsaw (w ADULT.)

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