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Swans

Confirm a performance at Drill: Brighton festival, on Sunday 7 December.

SWANS have confirmed a performance at Drill : Brighton festival on Sunday 7 December. The festival, curated by Wire, will include a one-off collaboration between Wire and Swans – full details over at www.drillfestival.com. Drill : Brighton follows the Michael Gira / Swans curated Mouth To Mouth festival in Utrecht on 22 November which Wire are also appearing at, full details over at http://leguesswho.nl/

Swans infamous and mighty live performance has been described by the Guardian as “a magnificent achievement”, by The Quietus as “a revelation” and by NME as “colossal”. 

The band recently announced their biggest UK headline show yet, at London’s historic Roundhouse, on 21 May 2015. Tickets are available from: http://bit.ly/1nZWqQ8, special guests will be announced shortly.

In addition, they round off an incredible year which has seen the release of their critically acclaimed album, To Be Kind, with a remastered edition of their debut studio album, ‘Filth’, out vinyl, CD and digitally on 27 October 2014.

‘Filth’ was released in 1983, the album was recently described by Clash magazine as “a brutally exhaustive work swimming in a thematic pool of audacious abjection” and by The Village Voice as “no wave with five years of practice, too messy for mysticism and too funny for suicide.” The vinyl edition of ‘Filth’ will come with two reproduction live posters and is the first in a series of remastered catalogue reissues.

Swans, led by Michael Gira, formed in 1982 and, after disbanding in 1997, returned with the critically acclaimed albums ‘My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky’ (2010), ‘The Seer’ (2012) and this year’sTo Be Kind– which was awarded the #1 slot in The Quietus’ Albums of the Year So Far and featured in MOJO, Drowned In Sound, The 405, Rolling Stone and many more mid-year lists.

Swans are Michael Gira, Norman Westberg, Christoph Hahn, Phil Puleo, Thor Harris and Christopher Pravdica.

 

SWANS – TO BE KIND EUROPEAN TOUR – 2014 / 2015

25 September – Brussels, AB club, Belgium

26 September – Amsterdam, Paradiso Music Hall, Holland

27 September – Paris, LA MAROQUINERIE, France – second night added due to demand

28 September – Paris, LA MAROQUINERIE, France

30 September – La Rochelle, La Sirene, France

1 October – Barcelona, Sala Apolo, Spain

2 October – Madrid, Shoko, Spain

3 October – Durango, PLATERUENA, Spain

4 October – Porto, AmpliFest, Portugal

7 October – Fribourg, FRI-Son, Switzerland

8 October – St. Gallen, Grabenhalle, Switzerland

9 October – Torino, Hiroshima Club, Italy

10 October – Bologna, Estragon Club, Italy

11 October – Roma, Circolo Degli Artisti, Italy

12 October – Milan, Alcatraz Milano, Italy

14 October – Zagreb, Pogon Jedinstvo, Croatia

15 October – Budapest, A38 Ship, Hungary

16 October – Ljubljana, Kino Kiska Centre for Urban Culture, Slovenia

17 October – Vienna, Arena Big Hall, Austria

18 October – Krakow, Unsound Festival, Poland

20 October – Prague, Lucenra Music Bar, Czech Republic

21 October – Berlin, Berghain, Germany

22 October – Berlin, Berghain, Germany – second night added due to demand

23 October – Leipzig, Schauspiel Leipzig, Germany

24 October – Cologne, Gebaeude 9, Germany

25 October – Hanover, MusikZentrum, Germany

27 October – Hamburg, Kampnagel, Germany

29 October – Dresden, Beatpol, Germany

30 October – Wiesbaden, Schlachtho, Germany

31 October – Karlsruhe, Jubez, Germany

1 November – Munich, Feierwerk, Germany

22 November – Utrecht, Mouth To Mouth at Le Guess Who? festival curated by Swans

23 November – Copenhagen, Vega Main Hall, Denmark

24 November – Oslo, Rockefeller, Norway

25 November – Stockholm, Slakthuset, Sweden

26 November – Helsinki, Tavastia, Finland

28 November – St Petersburg, Kosmonavt, Russia

29 November – Moscow, VOLTA, Russia

5 December – Athens, Votanikos, Greece

6 December – Thessaloniki, Bloc 33, Greece

7 December – Drill : Brighton curated by Wire

21 May 2015 – London, Roundhouse

 

SWANS ONLINE

Website: http://younggodrecords.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SwansOfficial

Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialSwans

 

Photograph credit: Fionn Reilly




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