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SWANS Announced To Play Auckland in March

SWANS Announced To Play Auckland in March

Monday 11th October, 2010 1:24PM

The band that opened the eyes of groups such as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Napalm Death and Neurosis - 80s no wave pioneers, SWANS have been announced to visit NZ for the first time ever next year.

Led my Michael Gira SWANS "reconvened" for the first time in over a decade at the start of the year and have since recorded and released their first album together in 13 years.  Don't miss this rare opportunity to catch them live....

SWANS
Sunday 6 March, Powerstation - Auckland.

Ticketing details below.

Press Release:

The Frontier Touring Co. is pleased to announce that the hugely influential and much lauded Swans will tour Australia & New Zealand for the first time in March 2011.

Emerging from the early '80s New York No Wave scene alongside such artists as Sonic Youth, 8-Eyed Spy and James Chance, Swans' seminal and confronting sound has had a profound impact on the music world. The various styles they explored often cited as an influence for a number of artists; such as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Napalm Death and Neurosis.

First touring Europe in 1982 with The Birthday Party and Butthole Surfers, the following 15 years saw Swans' live shows develop infamous reputations throughout Europe and the US. Then in 1997, with 11 studio albums to their name, the band's founder; singer / writer and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira announced his decision to dissolve the group in order to pursue other projects.

Michael Gira went on to form Angels of Light and dedicated time to recording and producing a wide variety of music on his own label; Young God Records (originally started to facilitate the release of Swans music). In 2009 he played the Australian ATP festival as curated by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

In 2010, and to the great excitement of Swans fans worldwide, Michael Gira decided to reconvene his legendary group Swans. In reference to this, Michael has said “THIS IS NOT A REUNION. It's not some dumb-ass nostalgia act. It is not repeating the past. After 5 Angels Of Light albums, I needed a way to move FORWARD, in a new direction, and it just so happens that revivifying the idea of Swans is allowing me to do that.”

Swans have now recorded and released their first album in 13 years. The highly anticipated “My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky” was released on September 27 and is available via the www.younggodrecords.com website.

SWANS
Sunday 6 March, Powerstation - Auckland (18+)
Ticketmaster 0800 111 999 www.ticketmaster.co.nz

Frontier Members pre-sale from 12noon AEDT, Monday 25 October to 12noon AEDT Tuesday 26 October. General public on sale from 9am local time, Wednesday 27 October.



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un believable - this is awesome
Posted by sam - anonymous 6 years ago
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please dear god let the north island melt into the ground so they have to play in chch!
Posted by - anonymous 6 years ago
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f**k Christchurch.It couldn't handle the SWANS...the whole filthy place would take a header into the ground.
Posted by - anonymous 6 years ago


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