News

Swans Announce European Tour Dates

They’re releasing record ‘The Seer’ this August.

Swans have announced details of a string of European live dates - including some in the UK.

The band, who release new album ‘The Seer’ on 27th August, will be over in November, playing nights in London, Glasgow and Manchester.

‘The Seer’ is an eleven-track record, which apparently runs to ‘approximately two hours’.

Speaking about it, Michael Gira says: ‘The Seer took 30 years to make. It’s the culmination of every previous Swans album as well as any other music I’ve ever made, been involved in or imagined. But it’s unfinished, like the songs themselves. It’s one frame in a reel. The frames blur, blend and will eventually fade.

The songs began on an acoustic guitar, then were fleshed out with (invaluable) help from my friends, then were further tortured and seduced in the studio, and now they await further cannibalism and force-feeding as we prepare to perform some of them live, at which point they’ll mutate further, endlessly, or perhaps be discarded for a while.

Despite what you might have heard or presumed, my goal is to spread light and joy through the world. My friends in Swans are all stellar men. Without them I’m a fluffy kitten, an infant. Our goal is the same: ecstasy!’


Swans European tour dates are:

NOVEMBER
15 London Koko
16 Glasgow Arches
17 Manchester Sound Control
19 Paris Le Trabendo
20 Nijmegen Doornroosje
21 Haarlem Patronaat
22 Hamburg Kampnagel
23 Copenhagen Det Kgl. Danske Konservatories Koncertsal
24 Oslo Parkteatret
27 Prague Lucenra Music Bar
28 Vienna Arena Big Hall
30 Bologna Locomotiv

DECEMBER
2 Kortrijk De Kreun
3 Bern Reitschule Gross Halle
4 Lausanne Les Docks

Tags: Silver Swans, Swans, News

Read More

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Stay Updated!

Get the best of DIY to your inbox each week.

Latest Issue

February 2024

Featuring The Last Dinner Party, IDLES, Yard Act, Crawlers, Remi Wolf and more.

Read Now Buy Now Subscribe to DIY