Jan 2016 18

Michael Gira announces solo tour, new Swans albumBeginning March 5 in Brisbane, Australia and continuing through to April 15 in Paris, France, Swans Michael Gira will be embarking on a solo tour, marking his first solo performances since 2013. Additional dates on the tour will include performances in Moscow, Warsaw, and Oslo, along with a March 30 performance in London’s Barbican Centre, featuring Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) and Laura Cannell; the full tour itenerary can be found on the artist’s website.
Recording has also commenced for a new Swans album, titled The Gate; Gira has stated this to be the last album to feature the current incarnation, which recorded the critically acclaimed albums My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky (2010), The Seer (2012), and To be Kind (2014). Produced by Gira, the basic tracks and vocals for The Gate were recorded with engineer John Congleton, with an expected released date for summer, 2016 on Mute/Young God Records.


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