Posted in music | tour dates on June 27, 2012

Swans at MHoW (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Swans

With the impending arrival of The Seer in our midst, the mighty Swans have added more dates to their previously discussed itinerary. The dates feature A Hawk & A Hacksaw and include a stop in NYC for a show at Bowery Ballroom on October 10th. Tickets go on AMEX presale at noon on today (6/27) with regular sale hitting on Friday.

Updated tour dates are listed below, along with a trailer for the The Seer DVD.

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Swans Seer dvd trailer

SWANS - 2012 TOUR DATES
9/6/2012 Vancouver BC Venue#
9/7/2012 Seattle WA Neumo's Crystal Ball Reading Room#
9/8/2012 Portland OR Hawthorne Theater#
9/9/2012 9/10/2012 San Francisco CA The Regency Grand Ballroom#
9/11/2012 Los Angeles CA The Music Box#
9/12/2012 Phoenix AZ Crescent Ballroom#
9/14/2012 Austin TX La Zona Rosa#
9/15/2012 Houston TX Fitzgerald's Upstairs#
9/16/2012 Dallas TX Trees#
9/18/2012 Oklahoma City OK ACM Performance Lab#
9/19/2012 Kansas City MO Beaumont Club#
9/20/2012 Lincoln NE Bourbon Theatre#
9/21/2012 Minneapolis MN Fineline Music Cafe#
9/22/2012 Milwaukee WI Shank Hall#
9/24/2012 Denver CO Gothic Theater#
10/10/2012 New York NY Bowery Ballroom^
10/11/2012 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club^
10/12/2012 Washington DC Black Cat Mainstage^
10/13/2012 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer^
10/14/2012 Raleigh NC Lincoln Theatre^
10/16/2012 Orlando FL The Social^
10/17/2012 West Palm Beach FL Respectable Street^
10/18/2012 Tallahassee FL Club Downunder^
10/19/2012 Atlanta GA Terminal West^
10/23/2012 St Louis MO Firebird^
10/24/2012 Chicago IL Cabaret Metro^
10/25/2012 Toronto ON Lee's Palace^
10/26/2012 Montreal QC La Tulipe^
11/01/2012 Reykjavik, Iceland Iceland Airways Festival*
11/15/2012 London, UK Koko*
11/16/2012 Glasgow, UK The Arches*
11/17/2012 Manchester, UK Sound Control*
11/19/2012 Paris,France Le Trabendo*
11/20/2012 Nijmegen, NL Doornroosje*
11/21/2012 Haarlem, NL Patronaat*
11/22/2012 Hamburg, Germany Kampnagel*
11/23/2012 Copenhagen, DK Det Kgl. Danske Konservatories Koncertsal*
11/24/2012 Oslo,norway Parkteatret*
11/27/2012 Prague, Czech Lucenra Music Bar*
11/28/2012 Vienna, austria Arena Big Hall*
11/30/2012 Bologna ,Italy Locomotiv*
12/2/2012 Kortrijk, Belgium De Kreun- Sunns curator festival*
12/3/2012 Bern, C, Reitschule Gross Halle*
12/4/2012 Lausanne,CH Les Docks*
* w/ Sir Richard Bishop
^ w/A Hawk & A Hacksaw
# w/Xiu Xiu

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Comments (25)

Fuck yeah.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 9:47 AM

this will be fucking epic!! their best show last time around was at the bowery..bring the ungodly volumes and the god damn heat...can't wait for this...

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 10:00 AM

They'll add MHOW show as well:)

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 10:01 AM

They are really milking nyc now

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 10:07 AM

I'm really milking your mother right now.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 10:15 AM

Milking nyc? they're from here you dumbass!!Wish they played a half dozen shows here!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 10:25 AM

"They are really milking nyc now."


Try Sonic Youth. THAT'S milking it. Though, I do notice a pattern developing now where they'll play here every early fall around late September/early October though. 3 years straight.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 11:03 AM

"bring the ungodly volumes..."


I wish people would stop saying that the nowadays Swans shows are THAT loud. They are not. They're nowhere near the epic earth-shattering LOUDness that they were in the heat of the 80s. Granted, they're still loud and intense in comparison to most other shows, but in comparison to the big 80s era, no fucking way.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 11:08 AM

My Bloody Valentine was louder than Swans when I saw them both times.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 11:12 AM

4 X Face.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 11:13 AM

No, they are that loud, you've just gone deaf, gramps.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 11:18 AM

1108 how old are you?

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 11:42 AM

11:18 You either have sensitive ears or you are not used to hearing loud shows in general

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 11:47 AM

They weren't that loud at the Masonic temple show and ATP. Ive been to louder shows at abc no rio

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 11:51 AM

"4 X Face."


Not even a chance of that ever happening

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 12:04 PM

12:04 You are an idiot. It will at least be 2 X Face, I can let you know that for sure. Do you live in NY? Do you go to shows at the Bowery?

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 12:12 PM

^ Last time I saw the Swans at Bowery, they weren't even 2 x Face. AND I was prepared to deal with that. But, it didn't happen.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 12:14 PM

11:03..... How exactly are Sonic Youth milking NYC? By playing a few area shows when they release a new record? That's called touring. By playing an outdoor show every summer on their home turf since the early 90's? That's called tradition.

Besides, you can relax. For your sake, I don't think there'll be much "milking" going on anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 1:04 PM

1103 Sonic Youth will always be better than any crap you listen to aka Grimes!

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 1:10 PM

1:04: Perhaps I'm exaggerating a bit or maybe I overstated it. I had just always thought for a band with a supposed mystique and sort of an anti-social "don't care" air about them, they seem awfully accessible in that sense. I don't really mean it as a complaint though, and perhaps "milking" was not the right term. You're right, I can relax lol.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 1:11 PM

Adding to what 12:14 said. For all their recent shows, none have been hard to get tickets to. At most you would pay is face value and I know a few, including myself, who got for less than face as there were many tickets available

So it is you, 12:12, you amateur scalping troll who is the idiot here. Eat shit you know nothing moron.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 1:16 PM

Swans on the last tour were great, and I was happy they pulled out some of their brutal mid-80s stuff. And they were loud. But not 80s loud. Yes I'm old, but their 80s volume was nausea-inducing and chest-caving...literally. I saw two shows off the top of my head in the last year that were louder than Swans in Oct. 2010.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 4:34 PM

And keep in mind this is music and not sports. Yes they were louder in the 80s, but who gives a shit? They're still loud, and it still suits the music. And Gira has always been gracious to his followers and supporters of his music.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 4:38 PM

shut up already

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 2:10 PM

rock it out.

Posted by jordon | July 28, 2013 12:58 PM

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