• M.Gira Solo US Tour w/ Norman Westburg


    M.Gira will be performing solo versions of most of these new Swans songs at the following venues soon. His pal Norman Westberg will open the show... Carla Bozulich is also playing in LA... 9/27/2018 Los Angeles, CA Regent Theatre (Fully Seated) Tickets Berkeley, CA The UC Theatre (Partially Seated) Portland, OR The Old Church Concert Hall (Fully Seated) Seattle, WA Columbia City Theater (Partially Seated) Brooklyn, NY Warsaw (Fully Seated) ...



    6 Feb – Zürich CH, Rote Fabrik 7 Feb – Geneva CH, Théâtre Casino 9 Feb – Brussels BE, Oranjerie at Botanique 10 Feb – Den Haag NL, Grauzone Festival at Den Paard (with Cabaret Voltaire) 12 Feb – Prague CZ, Divaldo ARCHA Theatre 14 Feb – Copenhagen DK, Bremen Teater 15 Feb – Stockholm SE, Slaktkyrkan 17 Feb – Hamburg DE, Kampnagel 18 Feb – Berlin DE, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz 20 Feb – Newcastle UK, Boiler Shop (with Okkyung Lee) 21 Feb – London UK, KOKO (with Okkyung Lee)...

  • November 2,3,4 final shows together, at Warsaw, in Brooklyn


    On November 2,3,4 the heroic (to us, anyway!) line up of Swans, comprised of Norman Westberg, Michael Gira, Christoph Hahn, Phil Puleo, Christopher Pravdica, Paul Wallfisch, and Thor Harris (Thor will be rejoining us for a few songs) will play our final shows together, at Warsaw, in Brooklyn. That's it. No more performances from this group, ever. Our love for each other surpasses all spiritual, aesthetic, and legal boundaries. It's been about 8 years since we first broke bread and incessantly tested each others patience together in a damp Brooklyn basement, but enough is enough. Following this, I will be rethinking Swans completely. I will continue to make music using the name Swans, with a revolving cast of contributors (and with their kind permission, the above sonic titans will also participate, as their schedules, stomachs, and whimsy allow), but as a fixed group, this, the longest consistent line up of Swans, will be finished. As of November 4 we will have thoroughly devoured each others faces, and little flesh will remain clinging to our brittle bones. And yes, we will be performing these last 3 acts of psychic pugilism wearing pink tutus and black facial polka dots... We will be......



    Hi There!  This newsletter is going out exclusively to people that have signed up to our mailing list. As you know, these newsletters are infrequent. We certainly don’t want to intrude, so if you no longer wish to receive news from us please take steps to remove yourself from our list. Here’s what’s going on in the world of Swans: The Live2XCD Deliquescence is finally finished and out and is available now at and at live shows. This album documents (rather expertly, if I may say so) the final Swans tour for this configuration of the band. It includes a few new pieces that have not, and never will be, recorded elsewhere. They were written especially for this tour. It was recorded and mixed during the current tour and serves as an excellent archival document of this enterprise, now 7 years running (and soon to cease). It is, I believe, quite fetchingly packaged, and each copy is signed by me. You can read more about it here. (  The 1995 Swans album The Great Annihilator has been lovingly re-mastered and is now available on vinyl for the first time in decades. It is also available as a 2XCD and......


    () - Michael Gira, SWANS, young god

    "Swans live is performance art of the highest order" - LA Music "…a mighty devotional racket" - The Scotsman "...two and half hours of shamanic magic that uplifted and cleansed the audience" – Trebuchet  SWANS have announced a remastered reissue of their ninth studio album, The Great Annihilator, out on 28 April 2017 on Mute / Young God Records (N America) plus further dates for their spring UK tour which now begins in Glasgow on 18 May and finishes with a show at London’s historic Roundhouse on 27 May and an appearance at Transformer festival in Manchester on 28 May. The Great Annihilator, originally released in 1995 and described at the time as “…a majestic symphony of haunting melodies and shifting moods” [SF Bay Guardian], will be released on double vinyl – the album’s first release on vinyl for decades - and as a 2CD set. Both the vinyl (in the form of a download code) and CD will feature Drainland, Michael Gira’s debut solo album recorded at the same time as The Great Annihilator. The album was entirely remastered by Doug Henderson, but only after Bill Rieflin (“honorary Swan forever”) recently tracked down DATs and cassettes containing unmastered mixes from......