By Alex HudsonSwans will wrap up the summer by releasing their epic-length new album The Seer, and once that doubtless bleak collection arrives, the post-punk outfit will be promoting it with a tour. They've already got some North American dates booked for September, and now Michael Gira and company have expanded their schedule.
Once the initial runs of shows with Xiu Xiu wraps up in late September, Swans will resume touring in October with dates in the eastern half of the continent. This includes two gigs here in Canada: Toronto on October 25 and Montreal the next day.
Then, in November, Swans will hop on a plane an spend a few weeks in Europe. See the schedule below and read up on The Seer here. It drops on August 27 via Young God Records.
8/3 Berlin, Germany - Berghain 8/5 Katowice, Poland -†OFF! Festival 8/9 Sibenik, Croatia - Terraneo Festival 8/9-11 Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West 8/11 Helsinki, Finland -†Flow Festival 9/6 Vancouver, BC - Venue * 9/7 Seattle, WA - Neumos * 9/8 Portland, OR - Hawthrone Theater * 9/9 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Grand Ballroom * 9/10 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Grand Ballroom * 9/11 Los Angeles, CA - The Music Box * 9/12 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom * 9/14 Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa * 9/15 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's * 9/16 Dallas, TX - Trees * 9/18 Oklahoma City, OK - ACM Performance Lab * 9/19 Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club * 9/20 Lincoln, NE - Burbon Theatre * 9/21 Minneapolis, MN - Fineline Music Cafe * 9/22 Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall * 9/24 Denver, CO - Gothic Theater * 10/10 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom 10/11 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club 10/12 Washington, DC - Black Cat Mainstage 10/13 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer 10/14 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre 10/16 Orlando, FL - The Social 10/17 West Palm Beach, FL - TBA 10/18 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder 10/19 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West 10/23 St. Louis, MO - Firebird 10/24 Chicago, IL - Cabaret Metro 10/25 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace 10/26 Montreal, QC - La Tulipe 11/1 Reykjavik, Iceland - Airways 11/15 London, UK - Koko 11/16 Glasgow, UK - The Arches 11/17 Manchster, UK - Sound Control 11/19 Paris, France - Le Trabendo 11/20 Nijmegen, NL - Doornroosje 11/21 Haarlem, NL - Patronaat 11/22 Hamburg, Germany - Kampnagel 11/23 Copenhagen, Denmark - Det Kgl. Danske Konservatories 11/24 Prague, Czech Republic - Lucenra Music Bar 11/28 Vienna, Austra - Arena Big Hall 11/30 Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv 12/2 Kortrijk, Belgium - De Kreun 12/3 Bern, Switzerland - Reitschule Gross Halle 12/4 Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks