Michael Gira Announces New Swans’ Phase And European Solo Tour

michael gira announce new swans' phase and solo tour

Back in May Swans‘ founder Michael Gira announced the Final Swans Tour, a series of 3 shows which took place at Warvaw, Brooklyn from the 2nd to the 4th of November. “The final Swans tour (for this exuberant and heroic iteration of the band) is in its final stages,” Gira said. “There will be no other East Coast shows surrounding this last stand, and this is it. Finished.”

There were a lot of speculations about the meaning of “Finished” on the web, so everyone started to try to figure out if they would be actually dead forever. Fortunately Gira today announced he is currently writing new material for the next phase of Swans and some of which will be performed in his upcoming solo tour. Check out the dates below. Furthermore, he shared a short film on their performance in the three Final Shows. Watch it below.

“Sitting there alone on stage with a dead piece of wood and some wires and just my voice is a challenge I set for myself a number of years ago,” he added. “Trying to fully inhabit the same thread that’s run through the music all along, with the simplest of means.”

Michael Gira Solo Tour:

6 Feb – Zürich CH, Rote Fabrik
7 Feb – Geneva CH, Théâtre Casino
9 Feb – Brussels BE, Oranjerie at Botanique
10 Feb – Den Haag NL, Grauzone Festival at Den Paard (with Cabaret Voltaire)
12 Feb – Prague CZ, Divaldo ARCHA Theatre
14 Feb – Copenhagen DK, Bremen Teater
15 Feb – Stockholm SE, Slaktkyrkan
17 Feb – Hamburg DE, Kampnagel
18 Feb – Berlin DE, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
20 Feb – Newcastle UK, Boiler Shop (with Okkyung Lee)
21 Feb – London UK, KOKO (with Okkyung Lee)


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