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Fan Reviews

Gnome
May 19th 2024
I went into this show virtually blind. I had heard one song in the past and wasn’t a fan. My girlfriend is a huge fan, so I went with her and I’m so glad I did. I found myself absolutely lost in the music in a way I haven’t felt in a long time. I have no idea what the lyrics were and I don’t even care. The overall atmosphere was totally hypnotic. There were multiple occasions I found myself forgetting that other people were there. It was just such an ethereal experience. I plan on watching for more tour announcements in the future.
Brooklyn, NY@
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Devin
May 12th 2024
Quite possibly the most emotional, daunting, and exhilarating music experience I've ever had. This performance more closely resembled a religious exhibition than a concert. I was enthralled.
Chicago, IL@
Metro Chicago
Mia
May 11th 2024
Felt spiritual the way the band was into their music. Multiple points during the night the music literally took my breath away. Bring ear protection, it’s the day after and my ears still hurt even though I had ear plugs.
St. Louis, MO@
Delmar Hall
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About Swans

A NOTE FROM MICHAEL GIRA OF SWANS:

“In 2009 when I made the decision to restart my musical group, Swans, I had no idea where it would lead. I knew that if I took the road of mining the past or revisiting the catalog, that it would be fruitless and stultifying. After much thought about how to make this an adventure that would instead lead the music forward into unexpected terrain, I chose the five people with whom to work that I believed would most ably provide a sense of surprise, and even uncertainty, while simultaneously embodying the strength and confidence to ride the river of intention that flows from the heart of the sound wherever it would lead us - and what’s the intention? LOVE!

And so finally this LOVE has now led us, with the release of the new and final recording from this configuration of Swans, The Glowing Man, through four albums (three of which contain more complexity, nuance and scope than I would have ever dreamed possible), several live releases, various fundraiser projects, countless and seemingly endless tours and rehearsals, and a generally exhausting regimen that has left us stunned but still invigorated and thrilled to see this thing through to its conclusion. I hereby thank my brothers and collaborators for their commitment to whatever truth lies at the center of the sound. I’m decidedly not a Deist, but on a few occasions – particularly in live performance – it’s been my privilege, through our collective efforts, to just barely grasp something of the infinite in the sound and experience generated by a force that is definitely greater than all of us combined. When talking with audience members after the shows or through later correspondence, it’s also been a true privilege to discover they’ve experienced something like this too. Whatever the force is that has led us through this extended excursion, it’s been worthwhile for many of us, and I’m grateful for what has been the most consistently challenging and fulfilling period of my musical life.

Going forward, post the touring associated with The Glowing Man, I’ll continue to make music under the name Swans, with a revolving cast of collaborators. I have little idea what shape the sound will take, which is a good thing. Touring will definitely be less extensive, I’m certain of that! Whatever the future holds, I’ll miss this particular locus of human and musical potential immensely: Norman Westberg, Kristof Hahn, Phil Puleo, Christopher Pravdica, Thor Harris, and myself mixed in there somewhere, too.”
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Genres:
Choral, Offal
Band Members:
vibes, percussion, dulcimer etc etc (final swans tour and most angels)Chris Pravdica – Bass and gadgets (flux information sciences / services/ gunga din)Thor Harris, etc etc... (angels, dulcimer, now also with shearwater), Michael Gira / gtr / voice / mendicant friar act (original swans)Norman Westberg – Guitar (original swans)Christophj Hahn – Guitar (mid period swans and most angels)Phil Puleo – Drums, curios, Drums
Hometown:
New York, New York

No upcoming shows
Send a request to Swans to play in your city
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Live Photos of Swans

Swans at Boston, MA in Paradise Rock Club 2024
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Swans merch
amazonview store

The Beggar
$17.98
View All

Fan Reviews

Gnome
May 19th 2024
I went into this show virtually blind. I had heard one song in the past and wasn’t a fan. My girlfriend is a huge fan, so I went with her and I’m so glad I did. I found myself absolutely lost in the music in a way I haven’t felt in a long time. I have no idea what the lyrics were and I don’t even care. The overall atmosphere was totally hypnotic. There were multiple occasions I found myself forgetting that other people were there. It was just such an ethereal experience. I plan on watching for more tour announcements in the future.
Brooklyn, NY@
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Devin
May 12th 2024
Quite possibly the most emotional, daunting, and exhilarating music experience I've ever had. This performance more closely resembled a religious exhibition than a concert. I was enthralled.
Chicago, IL@
Metro Chicago
Mia
May 11th 2024
Felt spiritual the way the band was into their music. Multiple points during the night the music literally took my breath away. Bring ear protection, it’s the day after and my ears still hurt even though I had ear plugs.
St. Louis, MO@
Delmar Hall
View More Fan Reviews

About Swans

A NOTE FROM MICHAEL GIRA OF SWANS:

“In 2009 when I made the decision to restart my musical group, Swans, I had no idea where it would lead. I knew that if I took the road of mining the past or revisiting the catalog, that it would be fruitless and stultifying. After much thought about how to make this an adventure that would instead lead the music forward into unexpected terrain, I chose the five people with whom to work that I believed would most ably provide a sense of surprise, and even uncertainty, while simultaneously embodying the strength and confidence to ride the river of intention that flows from the heart of the sound wherever it would lead us - and what’s the intention? LOVE!

And so finally this LOVE has now led us, with the release of the new and final recording from this configuration of Swans, The Glowing Man, through four albums (three of which contain more complexity, nuance and scope than I would have ever dreamed possible), several live releases, various fundraiser projects, countless and seemingly endless tours and rehearsals, and a generally exhausting regimen that has left us stunned but still invigorated and thrilled to see this thing through to its conclusion. I hereby thank my brothers and collaborators for their commitment to whatever truth lies at the center of the sound. I’m decidedly not a Deist, but on a few occasions – particularly in live performance – it’s been my privilege, through our collective efforts, to just barely grasp something of the infinite in the sound and experience generated by a force that is definitely greater than all of us combined. When talking with audience members after the shows or through later correspondence, it’s also been a true privilege to discover they’ve experienced something like this too. Whatever the force is that has led us through this extended excursion, it’s been worthwhile for many of us, and I’m grateful for what has been the most consistently challenging and fulfilling period of my musical life.

Going forward, post the touring associated with The Glowing Man, I’ll continue to make music under the name Swans, with a revolving cast of collaborators. I have little idea what shape the sound will take, which is a good thing. Touring will definitely be less extensive, I’m certain of that! Whatever the future holds, I’ll miss this particular locus of human and musical potential immensely: Norman Westberg, Kristof Hahn, Phil Puleo, Christopher Pravdica, Thor Harris, and myself mixed in there somewhere, too.”
Show More
Genres:
Choral, Offal
Band Members:
vibes, percussion, dulcimer etc etc (final swans tour and most angels)Chris Pravdica – Bass and gadgets (flux information sciences / services/ gunga din)Thor Harris, etc etc... (angels, dulcimer, now also with shearwater), Michael Gira / gtr / voice / mendicant friar act (original swans)Norman Westberg – Guitar (original swans)Christophj Hahn – Guitar (mid period swans and most angels)Phil Puleo – Drums, curios, Drums
Hometown:
New York, New York

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