Swans announce new live fundraiser album ‘The Gate

It’s to raise money to fund “the final Swans album for this version/iteration of Swans.”

Michael Gira has announced that Swans will release a new live album titled ‘The Gate,’ to raise funds for a new studio album.

Gira revealed on Swans’ Facebook page that the group will begin making a new record on 1st September. Before then, the band will release a live album called ‘The Gate,’ as a fundraiser for the new studio album. In a full statement to fans, Gira said that it will be “the final Swans album (and subsequent tour) for this version/iteration of Swans.”

Swans have just finished a 14-month world tour in support of their latest album ‘To Be Kind’. Read the full statement from Michael Gira below:

“Just got home comatose after finishing up the final leg of our 14 month tour for Swans To Be Kind album. We have come to your town, though it’s doubtful we have partied down. It has been a privilege to be inside the sound that on some nights seems to create itself of its own accord, and it’s gratifying that many of you have conveyed to us that it’s been a positive experience for you too… Next step: Sept 1 we commence a new Swans album. This will be the final Swans album (and subsequent tour) for this version / iteration of Swans. Not really sure what the next step will be after that, but that’s perhaps a good thing… We’ll be making a live album/fundraiser (called The Gate) soon, in order to raise the necessary - somewhat daunting - capital for the studio album, which is bound to be an insatiable beast… more soon, Thanks and Love! - Michael Gira”

Listen to Swans’ ‘A Little God In My Hands’ below.

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