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Win - A Double Pass To See Swans Live

Win - A Double Pass To See Swans Live

Thursday 27th January, 2011 2:28PM

1980's no wave pioneers Swans are coming to New Zealand this March for one very special show, and we have a double pass to give away!

Press release for Swans NZ Show:

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 website.

Sunday 6 March, Powerstation - Auckland (18+)
Ticketmaster 0800 111 999

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.


Competition drawn. Winners have been notified.
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