Michael Gira is a worldly man, no doubt. He spent his youth hitchhiking around Europe, had a stint in India, and turned 16 while serving time in an Israeli prison for selling drugs in Jerusalem. What did you do, you suburbanite fuck? Played Sega Dreamcast while your mom cut off the crusts on your tuna sandwich? Not Gira; he’s the shit Kerouac dreamed about. And he’s still at it, all over the place. Gira just announced he’ll be embarking on a solo tour throughout Europe, because why not and we’re all going to die anyway.
The Swans and Angels of Light frontman will be performing material from both bands, as well as solo work, around Germany, Spain, Russia, and some other Caucasian areas.
As we previously informed you, Gira intends for there to be another Swans studio album to be released in 2014, funded by the sales of the last live album release, Not Here / Not Now. So if you didn’t pick up that record, you are putting the next album at risk. Go ahead and buy it. Seize the day. Live life to the fullest — Gira-style.
03.06.14 - Madrid, Spain - El Sol
03.07.14 - San Sebastian, Spain - Andia Kuxta
03.08.14 - Barcelona, Spain - Sala Apolo
03.10.14 - Paris, France - TBD
03.11.14 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - MC Theater
03.12.14 - London, UK - Church of St John at Hackney
03.14.14 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Hofteatret
03.15.14 - Oslo, Norway - Blå
03.16.14 - Oslo, Norway - Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum Museum
03.18.14 - Warsaw, Poland - Pardon, To Tu
03.19.14 - Warsaw, Poland - Pardon, To Tu
03.21.14 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Dada
03.22.14 - Moscow, Russia - Teatr Club
03.24.14 - Odessa, Ukraine - Bernardazzi Wine Club
03.26.14 - Bucharest, Romania - Control Club
03.27.14 - Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv
03.28.14 - Milan, Italy - Teatro Dal Verme
03.29.14 - Berlin, Germany - Kantine @ Berghain