Swans have announced plans for their biggest ever UK headline show.
The experimental rock band will play London’s Roundhouse on May 21, 2015. The band released their most recent album ‘To Be Kind’ earlier this year. Produced by Swans’ own Michael Gira, it has a running time of over two hours and features appearances from St Vincent, Cold Specks, Little Annie and Bill Rieflin.
Swans latest album was funded by fans following a campaign by Gira in 2013 which saw the frontman offer to write a personalised song for anybody willing to contribute money toward the recording. The majority of the money arrived primarily through the sale of 2013 live album ‘Not Here/Not Now’.
The band, who reformed in 2010, have also spoken about their next project, with Gira telling Nowness: “I want to make it into a total, wipeout sonic event, performed in classical music venues. The problem is the volume; they’re not able to allow the amount of decibels that we excrete.”
Swans’ current label Mute will reissue the band’s debut LP, 1983’s ‘Filth’, on October 27.
London Roundhouse (May 21, 2015)
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