Swans Announce 2017 European Tour Dates


Following the announcement of May 2017 dates in London and Manchester, Swans have confirmed details of European tour in spring 2017 in support of their latest album, The Glowing Man.

Swans, who recently completed their European 2016 dates with special guest Anna von Hausswolff, have announced details of a spring tour through Europe in 2017.

Starting in Athens on 3 March the tour continues through Greece, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Slovakia, Latvia, Ukraine, Romania, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Germany and Belgium before returning to the Netherlands for a performance in Amsterdam on 31 March.

Little Annie will join Swans on all UK dates.

Swans return to the UK for an evening at London’s Roundhouse on 27 May with very special guest Thurston Moore, marking Swans’ final London performance in the band’s current incarnation. Tickets are onsale now from http://bit.ly/2enJyG1, further guests will be announced over the coming months.

On 28 May Swans perform at the debut Transformer festival in Manchester on a bill that includes The Fall, Royal Trux’s first UK show in over 15 years, This Is Not This Heat and Loop. Tickets are onsale from: http://bit.ly/2dSv18R


18 May – UK Glasgow, Oran Mor

19 May – UK Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree

20 May – UK Leeds, Stylus – Leeds University Union

21 May – UK Sheffield – The Plug

24 May – UK Birmingham – The Asylum

26 May – UK Bristol – Trinity Community Arts

27 May – UK London, Roundhouse

28 May – UK Manchester, Victoria Warehouse


12523947_10154717950176978_8442621493415065518_nThe Glowing Man is out now on double CD and deluxe triple gatefold vinyl with a poster and digital download. In addition, there is a double CD/DVD format, which features a Swans live performance from 2015. Watch an excerpt of The Glowing Man, taken from the DVD here: https://youtu.be/t_h1i-WxVUs



“Devastatingly intense…” – UNCUT 4*
MOJO 4* – Metro 4* – Clash 4* – FT 4* – Record Collector 4* – Classic Rock 4*
“… a sonic masterpiece” – LOUDER THAN WAR 4*


Swans, led by Michael Gira, formed in 1982 and, after disbanding in 1997, returned with the critically acclaimed albums My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky (2010), 2012’s The Seer and 2014’s To Be Kind. 


Listen to ‘The Glowing Man’ here:


Listen to ‘When Will I Return’ here: https://youtu.be/Pa0a5WYTB9g

Listen to ‘Finally, Peace’ (edit) here: https://youtu.be/oHem0nwPZYk