Swans Announce New Album ‘The Glowing Man’, Line Up 2016 Tour Dates
Photo: Jens Wassmuth
Swans have announced details of their new album, The Glowing Man, slated for release on June 17th via Mute / Young God.
The Glowing Man (cover below) will mark the last album from the current incarnation of Swans, and will be followed by an extensive tour.
“Going forward, post the touring associated with The Glowing Man, I’ll continue to make music under the name Swans, with a revolving cast of collaborators,” mainman Michael Gira commented in the press release. “I have little idea what shape the sound will take, which is a good thing. Touring will definitely be less extensive, I’m certain of that! Whatever the future holds, I’ll miss this particular locus of human and musical potential immensely: Norman Westberg, Kristof Hahn, Phil Puleo, Christopher Pravdica, Thor Harris, and myself mixed in there somewhere, too.”
The Glowing Man will be available on double CD and deluxe triple gatefold vinyl, as well as a double CD/DVD format, featuring a Swans live performance from 2015.
Listen to an excerpt of the title track:
THE GLOWING MAN TRACKLISTING
1. Cloud of Forgetting
2. Cloud of Unknowing
3. The World Looks Red / The World Looks Black
4. People Like Us
5. Frankie M.
6. When Will I Return?
7. The Glowing Man
8. Finally, Peace.
Swans 2016 UK dates:
8 Oct – Brighton UK, Concorde 2
9 Oct – Manchester UK, HMV Ritz
11 Oct – Glasgow UK, Oran Mor
12 Oct – Newcastle Upon Tyne UK, Northumbria University
13 Oct – London UK, Islington Assembly Hall
14 Oct – London UK, Islington Assembly Hall
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