Quick last minute heads up: The "Where Does A Body End" documentary is showing in Dublin at the IFI tonight (Monday) at 6.30 and I believe at the Cork Film Festival tomorrow. Still tickets for Dublin this morning and it's a one off screening, apparently lots of early and unseen footage included. Trailer here


Deosn't seem to be a dedicated Swans topic so...

New album out in June:

QuoteSwans new album, The Beggar, will be released worldwide June 23, 2023 on Young God Records/Mute. Formats include 2X LP, 2CD, as well as download and stream.

Stream Paradise is Mine now: https://youtu.be/HgtGHp2kfPQ

Pre-order signed copies of The Beggar form Young God Records: https://younggodrecords.com/products/the-beggar

Unsigned copies available via Mute in the UK: https://mutebank.co.uk/search?q=swans

Swans are playing The Academy in Dublin 21.08.2023 - a poxy Monday - apparently.

Much as I'd love to see them live, my hearing is too fucked for it.

Sucks that it's a Monday alright, however being a huge fan and having never seen em'live this is great news.

I couldn't find confirmation of it anywhere earlier. A friend of mine text me asking if I wanted to go to Swans on that date.

Found the tour dates on Louder Than War just now.

20 May – Leipzig DE, UT Connewitz – SOLD OUT
21 May – Poznan PL, CK Zamek – SOLD OUT
23 May – Katowice PL, Kino Teatr Rialto – SOLD OUT
25 May – Zilina SK, New Synagogue
26 May – Ljubljana SL, Kino Siska
27 May – Innsbruck, AT, Heart of Noise Festival, Treibhaus
29 May – Bologna IT, Teatro Duse
31 May – Lyon FR, Transbordeur
2 June – Barcelona ES, Primavera Sound Festival
4 June – Lisbon PT, Culturgest – SOLD OUT
5 June – Lisbon PT, Culturgest
6 June – Faro PT, Teatro Das Figuras
9 June – Madrid ES, Primavera Sound Festival
11 June – Athens GR, Vraxon Theatre
13 June – Thessaloniki GR, Moni Lazariston
15 June – Antwerp BE, Bourlaschouwburg
16 June – Utrecht NL, Hertz Theatre – SOLD OUT
11 Aug – Brighton UK, St George's
12 Aug – Manchester UK, Albert Hall
15 Aug – Newcastle UK, Boiler Shop
16 Aug – Glasgow UK, St Luke's
18 Aug – Bristol UK, Arc Tangent Festival
19 Aug – Leeds UK, Belgrave Music Hall
21 Aug – Dublin IE, The Academy
23 Aug – Norwich UK, Waterfront
24 Aug – London UK, Troxy
26 Aug – La Tour-De-Peilz CH, Nox Orae Festival
2 Sep – Dallas TX, Granada Theater
3 Sep – Austin TX, Paramount Theatre
7 Sep – Phoenix AZ, Crescent Ballroom
8 Sep – Los Angeles CA, Lodge Room
9 Sep – Los Angeles CA, Lodge Room
12 Sep – San Francisco CA, Great American Music Hall
13 Sep – San Francisco CA, Great American Music Hall
15 Sep – Portland OR, Revolution Hall
16 Sep – Seattle WA, The Crocodile Showroom
19 Sep – Omaha NE, Waiting Room Showroom
20 Sep – Minneapolis MN, Fine Line Music Cafe
21 Sep – Chicago IL, Cabaret Metro
23 Sep – Detroit MI, Magic Bag
24 Sep – Cleveland OH, Beachland Ballroom
26 Sep – Toronto ON, Phoenix Concert Theater
27 Sep – Montreal QC, Theatre National
29 Sep – Brooklyn NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg
30 Sep – Brooklyn NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg

Heard they were unreal live but never saw them. Wouldn't mind getting up to this if payday comes before selling out

Fuck it. Maiden was gonna be my final gig but here we are. Ticket and hotel booked.

I need to pick up earplugs in the interim.

Hope to make it up to this as I've never seen 'em.

For those who have...just how loud are they!?

Just got sorted with a ticket  :)

Delighted. The fella I got it off has seen em before and says they are ridiculously loud and heavy

From the documentary - apparently they're so loud that the band members hallucinate onstage.


I saw them once and don't recall any major problems with deafening volume. Was a pretty hip venue in Paris though, so maybe they'd capped it, don't know. Mesmerizing gig though anyway, enjoy!

They are loud but no worse than some metal bands. I wouldn't forgot the ear plugs.

I forgot the earplugs. I am now sorry.

Loud, intense, brilliant. Shame about the feedback in the final song but it didn't take much from it. Great stuff, enjoyed Westberg as support too.

Bollocks. Completely missed that one. Would've gone to that.