Swans Take 'To Be Kind' on North American Tour, Add Canadian Dates

Swans Take 'To Be Kind' on North American Tour, Add Canadian Dates
Stormy art rockers Swans have a new album called To Be Kind on the way this spring, and Michael Gira and company have now announced plans to support it with a tour in the coming months.

Gira is currently in Europe, where he will spend the remainder of March playing solo gigs. The full-band schedule begins in North America in mid-May. After a few U.S. appearances, Swans will head back across the pond to the UK before returning to North America once again in June and July.

The later North American leg includes gigs in Quebec City (June 17) and Montreal (June 18), plus an appearance at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square for NXNE on June 20.

See the schedule below. Scroll past that to hear the St. Vincent-featuring new album cut "A Little God in My Hands." To Be Kind is due out on May 13 on Young God Records.

Tour dates:

03/24 Odessa, Ukraine - Bernardazzi Wine Club *

03/26 Bucharest, Romania - Control Club *

03/27 Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv *

03/28 Milan, Italy - Bloom *

03/29 Berlin, Germany - Kantine @ Berghain *

05/14 Washington, DC - Black Cat Mainstage ^

05/15 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer ^

05/17 Boston, MA - Royale Nightclub ^

05/18 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^

05/19 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg ^

05/22 Manchester, UK - Academy 2 ^

05/23 Newcastle, UK - Hoults Yard ^

05/24 Glasgow, UK - The Arches ^

05/25 Aberdeen, UK - The Lemon Tree ^

05/27 London, UK  - Brixton Electric ^

05/28 Bristol, UK - Trinity Community Arts ^

05/29 Reading, UK - Sub89 ^

05/31 Birmingham, UK - Supersonic Festival - Custard Factory ^

06/01 Leeds, UK - Cockpit

06/02 Brighton, UK - Concorde 2

06/17 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle

06/18 Montreal, QC - Theatre National

06/20 Toronto, ON - Yonge-Dundas Square (NXNE)

06/21 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall

06/22 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall

06/24 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room

06/26 Dallas, TX - Trees

06/27 Austin, TX - Mohawk

06/28 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Upstairs

06/30 Nashville, TN - Exit / In

07/01 Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre

07/02 Louisville, KY - The New Vintage

07/03 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater

07/05 Buffalo, NY - Tralf Music Hall

07/06 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place

* Michael Gira solo

^ with Jenny Hval