Swans announce epic European tour dates before they sail off to the undying lands

Swans announce epic European tour dates before they sail off to the undying lands
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All throughout 2016, captain Michael Gira and the brave members of Swans have been doing an excellent job of slowly but surely making quite the rigmarole out of the band’s last hurrah in its present incarnation, following the release of this year’s epic The Glowing Man for Gira’s Young God label.

But now that — holy shit! — 2016 is suddenly practically over, that “slowly but surely” shit is getting chucked out the window, as Gira and co. realize that they haven’t been over to Europe yet! Accordingly, they’ve announced that they’re hastily packing their bags right now and heading over there in a few days for a quick zillion shows or so.

To help underscore the bittersweet finality of these last few swings around the globe, the band has also shared a new edit of The Glowing Man’s final track. This rare, optimistic slice of Swans is an uplifting surge of splendor called “Finally, Peace,” and it has been described by Gira as one of the album’s (several) “farewell” songs. Check it out — as well as the full list of dates that almost rounds out this dwindling Year of The Swans — down below. Don’t expect too much peace to descend upon you, though. I’m still pretty freaked out about all this mortal-sounding “finality” business, personally.

Finally, Swans European tour 2016:

10.06.16 - Brussels BE - Orangerie Botanique
10.07.16 - Eindhoven NL- De Effenaar
10.08.16 - Brighton UK - Concorde 2 - SOLD OUT
10.09.16 - Manchester UK - 02 Ritz
10.11.16 - Glasgow UK - Oran Mor
10.12.16 - Newcastle Upon Tyne UK - Northumbria University
10.13.16 - London UK - Islington Assembly Hall - SOLD OUT
10.14.16 - London UK - Islington Assembly Hall - SOLD OUT
10.15.16 - Reims FR - La Cartonnerie
10.17.16 - Hamburg DE - Kampnagel
10.18.16 - Berlin DE - Huxleys Neue Welt
10.19.16 - Prague CZ - Divaldo ARCHA Theatre
10.21.16 - Budapest HU - A38 Ship
10.22.16 - Vienna AT - Arena Big Hall
10.23.16 - Graz AT - Orpheum Extra
10.25.16 - Ljubljana SL - Kino Kiska Centre for Urban Culture
10.26.16 - Zagreb HR -Lauba
10.28.16 - Basel CH - Kaserne
10.29.16 - Vevey CH - Rocking Chair
10.30.16 - Bern CH - Reitschule Dachstock
11.01.16 - Nantes FR - Stereolux
11.02.16 - Nimes FR - La Paloma
11.05.16 - Bologna IT - Teatro Auditorium Manzoni
11.06.16 - Rome IT - Orion Live Club
11.08.16 - Tourcoin FR - Le Grand Mix
11.09.16 - Paris FR - Le Trabendo
11.10.16 - Cologne DE - Gebäude 9
11.11.16 - Munich DE - Feierwerk
11.12.16 - Wiesbaden DE - Kulturezentrum Schlachthof
11.13.16 - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who? festival

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