Swans announce US and UK tour dates

Michael Gira and company will tour in support of the forthcoming To Be Kind.

After Gira’s solo jaunt through Europe this March, he’ll reconvene with his Swans bandmates for a tour of the UK and the US.

As previously announced, Swans will release new album To Be Kind on May 13, just before the tour kicks off at Washington, DC’s Black Cat. The album was developed live during the band’s recent tours, and features guest appearances from St. Vincent, Cold Specks, Little Annie and more.

The full list of tour dates are below. Norwegian singer-songwriter Jenny Hval will support Swans on the May dates.

14 May – Washington DC, Black Cat Mainstage
15 May – Philadelphia PA, Union Transfer
17 May – Boston MA, Royale Nightclub
18 May – New York NY, Bowery Ballroom
19 May – Brooklyn NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg
22 May – Manchester UK, Academy 2
23 May – Newcastle UK, Hoults Yard
24 May – Glasgow UK, The Arches
25 May – Aberdeen UK, The Lemon Tree
27 May – London UK, Brixton Electric
28 May – Bristol UK, Trinity Community Arts
29 May – Reading UK, Sub89
31 May – Birmingham UK, Supersonic Festival – Custard Factory
1 June – Leeds UK, Cockpit
2 June – Brighton UK, Concorde 2

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