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Swans On Tour

Michael Gira's Swans have announced an Irish and UK tour with support from James Blackshaw, including a performance at the forthcoming Supersonic Festival in Birmingham (supported by The Wire). The latest incarnation of the No Wave group consists of original members Norman Westberg and Cristoph Hahn along with Phil Puleo, Chris Pravdica and Thor Harris (though original and long-running member, Jarboe, will not be appearing). The group are currently recording a new full length album, My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky to be released on Gira's Young God label in Autumn.

Tour dates are: Cork Cyprus Avenue (21 October), Dublin Button Factory (22), Birmingham Supersonic Festival (24), Glasgow Arches (25), Brighton Concorde 2 (27), London Koko Theatre (28), Leeds Uni Stylus (29), Manchester Academy (30).