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Preview: SWANS @ Howard Theatre, 4/12/24

Seminal avant-rock band SWANS will be touring the United States in April and May well with dates in NYC, Los Angeles, and Nashville acquiring currently Marketed OUT.

SWANS launch their Usa tour at the Howard Theatre in DC on Friday, April 12!

SWANS – UNITED STATES TOUR 2024 4/12 Washington, DC, Howard Theatre
4/13 Philadelphia,PA,  Union Transfer
4/14 Richmond, VA,  The Broadberry
4/16 Nashville, TN,  Blue Area at Third Guy Marketed OUT
4/18 Atlanta, GA, Selection Playhouse
4/20 Birmingham, AL, The Saturn
4/21 New Orleans, LA, The Civic Theatre
4/23 Houston, TX,  White Oak Music Corridor
4/24 San Antonio, TX,  Paper Tiger
4/25 Albuquerque, NM, Sunshine Theater
4/27 Las Vegas, NV,  Sick New Entire world Pageant
4/28 Los Angeles, CA,  Lodge Space Offered OUT
4/29 Los Angeles, CA,  Lodge Space Sold OUT
5/2  San Francisco, CA,  Great American Music Hall
5/5  Salt Lake City, UT,  Soundwell
5/7  Denver, CO, Gothic Theatre
5/9  Kansas Town, MO, Record Bar
5/10 St. Louis, MO, Delmar Hall
5/11 Chicago, IL, Cabaret Metro
5/14 Boston, MA, Paradise
5/16 New York, NY, Racket
5/17 Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg  Offered OUT

Praise for SWANS&#8217 2023 dwell demonstrates

“A religious experience” – Everett Real, reside assessment for Traditional Rock

“In my 16 or so yrs of viewing stay audio, I’ve likely averaged above 50 acts each individual yr. Throughout that time I have witnessed jazz quartets, singer songwriters, metal bands, Afro-defeat acts, superstar DJs, British isles rap’s greatest and some of the major artists in the globe. Even so, I have hardly ever viewed everything during that time that remotely compares to the encounter of looking at Swans… Witnessing the famed avant-garde, experimental noise-manipulating band was as close to a cathartic encounter from observing stay new music as just one can get.” – Yorkshire Night Write-up stay critique  “At their greatest, Swans reside exhibits are about as shut to a spiritual working experience as it receives outside the house of actual religious encounters, and I’m not even positive they are not the very same thing anyway. And this is definitely Swans at their most effective.” – live assessment

“Needless to say, the whole viewers was transfixed” – Bust magazine are living assessment

The tour follows the launch of Swans’ sixteenth studio album, The Beggar, out now on Mute / Young God Documents (North The us) on double vinyl in a brown chipboard sleeve (with a down load card for accessing an additional 44 minutes of audio, also bundled on the album&#8217s CD model), as a double CD in a brown chipboard digi-pack, and digitally.

The Beggar was recorded and combined at Candy Bomber Studio, Berlin, engineered by Ingo Krauss and mastered by Doug Henderson at Micro-Moose, Berlin. The album was composed and produced by Michael Gira and attributes contributions from current and previous Swans, customers of Angels of Mild, as perfectly as Visitor Swan Ben Frost.

Stream The Beggar by SWANS on Spotify:

The touring line-up of SWANS includes:

Michael Gira – Vocals, words, acoustic guitar, generation. Gira started Swans in NYC in 1982 and has been the principal songwriter, singer and producer through the decades. Through the Swans hiatus (1999 – 2010), he introduced many albums by and toured with a group called Angels of Mild. Gira a short while ago published a ebook of his shorter stories, journals, and phrases for songs, called The Knot.

Kristof Hahn – Lap steel, various guitars, vocals. Kristof initial joined Swans in 1989 and was a principal contributor to Angels of Light, and a main Swans member 2010 – present. Kristof’s other musical ventures have integrated the Rock ‘n’ Roll Noir band Les Hommes Sauvages and Kool Kings (with Alex Chilton). When not earning songs Kristof translates publications. He lives in Berlin, Germany.

Larry Mullins &#8211 Drums, vibes, orchestral percussion, Mellotron, different keyboards, backing vocals. Larry is a qualified symphonic percussionist. He played via the ‘90s with Iggy Pop and later on with The Stooges. He performed with Swans in the late ‘90s and was a main contributor to Angels of Light. His present-day principal position is playing drums with The Terrible Seeds. Larry lives in Berlin, Germany.

Dana Schechter – Bass guitar, lap metal, keyboards, vocals, piano. Dana performed bass in and was a core member of Angels of Gentle. She subsequently introduced new music and toured as Bee and Flower. Her present band is the power-duo, Insect Ark. Dana is an animator and designer in the movie field and at the moment life in Berlin, Germany.

Christopher Pravdica &#8211 Bass guitar, appears, keyboards, vocals. Chris performed bass as a main Swans member in 2010 – existing2017. Chris has performed with the bands, The Gunga Din, Flux Info Sciences, Xiu Xiu, Yonatan Gat, Medicine Singers and has a job of his have called We Owe. Chris is a sound designer and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Phil Puleo – Drums, percussion, vocals, piano, unique wind instruments. Phil played drums with Swans in the late ‘90s and was a core member in Swans 2010 – 2017 and contributed to Angels of Light. Phil’s early NYC musical venture was Cop Shoot Cop and has because played with Human Impact, amid other folks. Phil is an exceptionally talented illustrator and life in Chicago, IL.

Michael Gira (Image by Miguel Campos Barbosa)

Michael Gira established the groundbreaking NYC band Swans in 1982. Originally notorious for their relentless, brutal, substantial-volume onslaughts of sound, the severe, abject imagery of Gira’s lyrics and his thundering vocals, Swans would bear a collection of startling transformation above the upcoming 15 many years. Subsequent the punishing Filth and Cop albums, the ensemble would undertaking into harshly mechanical proto-industrial rock of their Greed period, then the two haunted atmospheric idylls and martial stomps on 1987’s landmark Children of God double album. They’d conjure gentler acoustic-centered meditations on The Burning World (1989), then immediately after relocating to Atlanta grand, melody-dense sonic whirlwinds of the White Mild from the Mouth of Infinity (1991) and Love of Life (1993) era, getting much more dissonant and sharp-edged with The Good Annihilator (1994). Eventually, the best assertion of that epoch of Swans, Soundtracks For The Blind (1996), integrated all of these features across well in excess of two hrs of songs. At this position, Gira called it quits immediately after 15 yrs of non-quit recording and touring, disbanding the group. For the upcoming 13 several years, he’d make a very long collection of acclaimed albums and perform dwell thoroughly with a revolving roster of musicians below the identify Angels Of Gentle. Gira also found out, generated and launched albums by other musicians by means of his label Young God Data. He cultivated this sort of talents as Devendra Banhart and Akron/Spouse and children amongst other individuals, the initial figures of the late 00’s Avant-folks movement.

In 2010, he reactivated Swans, releasing the studio album My Father Will Manual Me Up A Rope To The Sky to ecstatic critical response and touring the world for the improved part of a yr. The Seer, a triple album studio set, arrived out in 2012 and was celebrated by another prolonged entire world tour eliciting extra media praise and album revenue that landed The Seer on Billboard’s Prime 200. Swans’ up coming launch, To Be Kind (one more triple vinyl) debuted at #36 on Billboard’s Major 200 Income Chart and #5 on their Unbiased Income Chart. The group sold out 47 live performance dates in their subsequent touring such as selling out two-night stands in towns including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Paris, as effectively as one displays in London, Berlin and Rome. The album garnered great praise from the press, and the two-hour lengthy album stream was premiered by NPR. The Glowing Man (2017) (also triple vinyl) was the previous studio release by this incarnation of Swans. With 2019’s Leaving That means, the 15th studio album, Gira returned to doing the job with a fluid supporting solid of musicians once again.

Praise for The Beggar

“…dark and unsettling, purifying and beautiful” &#8211 The Guardian 4/5* review of The Beggar

“…delivers a ritualistic euphoria” &#8211 Uncut 8/10*

“…uncompromising and brilliant” &#8211 MOJO 4/5*

“…beautifully heavy” &#8211 The Guardian Saturday Journal

“a gargantuan demonstration of just how considerably Swans have appear and how massive they’ve become” &#8211 Common Rock 8/10*

“This keenness not to stand still artistically has remained a continuous all over Swans’ background, and so it is no shock that there is lots that is new and interesting on The Beggar.” &#8211 The Arts Desk Disc of the Day

Obtain your tickets on the web now!

W/ Kristof Hahn
Howard Theatre
Friday, April 12
Doorways @ 7pm
All ages