Swans announce biggest ever UK headline show

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.

Trending Now

Send us your questions for Peter Murphy

The Bauhaus frontman will field your enquiries in a future issue of Uncut

Introducing the new issue of Uncut

GETTING YOUR COPY OF THIS MONTH'S UNCUT DELIVERED STRAIGHT TO YOUR DOOR IS EASY AND HASSLE FREE - CLICK...

The 3rd Uncut New Music Playlist Of 2021

Ryley Walker, Rose City Band, Hand Habits, Esther Rose, Richard Barbieri and more

Introducing the Deluxe Ultimate Music Guide to Bob Marley

In-depths reviews and archive encounters with the reggae legend

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.

Swans play:

London Roundhouse (May 21, 2015)

For tickets, click here.

Advertisement

Latest Issue

The Who, New York Dolls, Fugazi, Peggy Seeger, Scritti Politti, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Serge Gainsbourg, Israel Nash and Valerie June
Advertisement

Features

Advertisement