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.comDrill : 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/
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’s ‘To 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

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