Michael Gira

ANNOUNCES SOLO TOUR

LONDON BARBICAN PERFORMANCE WITH THURSTON MOORE & LAURA CANNELL

30 MARCH AT BARBICAN

Michael Gira of Swans has announced a London performance at the Barbican on 30 March 2015. The solo London date, his first since 2013’s performance at the Church of St John at Hackney, is part of a European tour through March and April – full details below.

The Barbican show, with Thurston Moore and Laura Cannell opening, is presented as part of Art Assembly’s ‘Saisonscape” series. For more information go to:

artassembly.org.uk/saisonscape

MICHAEL GIRA SOLO TOUR DATES

5 March – Brisbane, AU Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

8 March – Melbourne, AU Melbourne Recital Centre

9 March – Sydney, AU Carriageworks

30 March – London, UK Barbican Centre – bit.ly/1N7JbrE 

1 April – Moscow, RU ZIL Culture Center

2 April – Saint Petersburg, RU The Place SPB Venue

4 April – Warsaw, PL Pardon, To Tu

5 April – Warsaw, PL Pardon, To Tu

7 April – Berlin, D Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

8 April – Copenhagen, DK Jazzhouse

9 April – Oslo, N John Dee Club inside Rockafeller

10 April – Bergen, NO Bergen Kunsthall – Landmark Bar

11 April – Amsterdam, NL Paradiso Upstairs

13 April – Brussels, BE AB Small Club

15 April – Paris, FR Le Point Ephémère

“Creator of some of the most intense, darkly poetic music ever to emerge from the States, he inspires a devotional following from the musicians and fans he has influenced over the decades.” – Clash solo live review

“Starting with Swans’ track “Jim”, Gira successfully traversed the years as he seamlessly intermingled previous incarnations of himself with newer solo material.” 

– The Line Of Best Fit solo live review

Michael Gira recently announced that Swans are working on their last album in this “current incarnation”. The basic tracks and vocals were recorded at Sonic Ranch studio in Texas with John Congleton as engineer, and with Michael Gira producing. Further recording and mixing took place in Seattle and Berlin and the new album is expected to be released on Mute / Young God Records in the summer of 2016.

http://younggodrecords.com

www.facebook.com/SwansOfficial

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