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Swans North American tour dates

Having released their 15th studio album, Leaving Meaning, to considerable media acclaim, Swans announce North American tour dates for Spring 2020, which follow a European tour. Very special guest for these shows will be Anna von Hausswolff. Kicking off in Dallas, TX, the tour will finish with two Brooklyn dates at Warsaw June 26 and 27 – full details below. 
Swans live will be: Michael Gira (acoustic and electric guitar and voice); Kristof Hahn (lap steel guitar, electric guitar, loops); Phil Puleo (drums, percussion, gizmos); Dana Schechter (bass guitar, lap steel guitar, keys); Christopher Pravdica (bass guitar, loops, keys); Ben Frost (synthesizer, Mellotron, electric guitar).
Swans North American Tour – Spring 2020
6/5/2020        Dallas        TX    Granada Theater
6/6/2020        Austin        TX    Oblivion Access Festival at Empire Garage
6/9/2020        Los Angeles    CA    Regent Theatre
6/10/2020      San Francisco    CA    The Fillmore
6/12/2020      Portland        OR    Revolution Hall
6/13/2020      Seattle        WA    The Neptune
6/16/2020      Minneapolis    MN    Varsity Theater
6/17/2020      Chicago        IL    Thalia Hall
6/19/2020      Detroit        MI    El Club
6/20/2020      Toronto        ON    Lee’s Palace
6/21/2020      Montreal        QC    Theatre National
6/24/2020      Allston        MA    Brighton Music Hall
6/25/2020      Philadelphia    PA    Underground Arts
6/26/2020      Brooklyn        NY    Warsaw
6/27/2020      Brooklyn        NY    Warsaw
Leaving Meaning was written and produced by Michael Gira and features contributions from recent and former Swans, members of Angels of Light, as well as guest artists Anna and Maria von Hausswolff, Ben Frost, The Necks, Baby Dee, and a Hawk and a Hacksaw.
Michael Gira explains, “Leaving Meaning is the first Swans album to be released since I dissolved the lineup of musicians that constituted Swans from 2010 – 2017. Swans is now comprised of a revolving cast of musicians, selected for both their musical and personal character, chosen according to what I intuit best suits the atmosphere in which I’d like to see the songs I’ve written presented. In collaboration with me, the musicians, through their personality, skill and taste, contribute greatly to the arrangement of the material. They’re all people whose work I admire and whose company I personally enjoy.”
“It’s Coming It’s Real”: https://youtu.be/3ZVZo30M8Lc
“The Hanging Man”: https://youtu.be/6M_K5565jSw