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Swans one concert only in Porto


Michael Gira's band, which will release a new album, with renewed formation, on the 25th, will perform on May 10th at Hard Club, in Porto.

As suspected, the end was not the end. Swans disappeared in 2017, meaning that year ended one of the band's most profitable chapters, spanning seven years beginning in 2010, and in which they edited late classics of their work as "My Father Will Guide a Rope to the Sky" and "To Be Kind". As Michael Gira said at the time, we were just facing a new skin change. Newly formed, new blood pumped into the old body of the band founded in New York in 1982, Swans are back. The new album, "Leaving Meaning", reaches 25 this month and will follow the release of a tour that will go through Portugal in 2020, on a single date, May 10 at Hard Club in Porto, announced this Thursday by Amplificasom promoter.

About a month ago, Michael Gira, the band's leader, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, announced "Leaving Meaning" in a press release, also releasing the first single from the new album, It's Coming, It's Real. "The Swans are now made up of a rotating set of musicians, selected by both their musical and single personalities, chosen according to what I intend to best serve the atmosphere in which I would like to see the songs I composed." Among the many contributors to the new Swans are Ben Frost, Kristof Hahn, Dana Schechter, Christopher Pravdica and Phil Puelo (who will also accompany Gira on stage), but also Baby Dee, Heather Trost, The Necks or Swedish Anna and Maria von Hausswolff. Norman Westberg, honorary member of Swans, a collaborator of Gira since the early days of the band, also participated in the recordings and will secure the first part of the Portuguese concert.

Tickets for the concert are already on sale at the usual platforms and are priced at 25 euros.