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Starts 07:30 PM to 11:00 PM


One Inch Badge presents influential American post-punk band

Swans announce details of a UK tour in May and June 2014, following the release of the new album 'To Be Kind' on Mute on 12 May.

Swans are Michael Gira, Norman Westberg, Christoph Hahn, Phil Puleo, Thor Harris and Christopher Pravdica and these are the first UK dates since last year's Mouth to Mouth festival, curated by Gira and the Green Man festival.

Swans infamous and powerful live show was described by Guardian as "a magnificent achievement", by Clash as "perfectly orchestrated carnage" and by The Quietus as "a revelation" and it was on this recent 2012/2013 tour, Gira explains, that "a good portion of the material for this album was developed live".

'To Be Kind' will feature several special guests: Little Annie, St. Vincent, labelmate Cold Specks and Bill Rieflin. The album was produced by Michael Gira, and recorded by John Congleton at Sonic Ranch, Texas. Further recordings and mixing were accomplished in Dallas, Texas.

Swans, led by Michael Gira, formed in 1982 and, after disbanding in 1997, returned with the critically acclaimed albums 'My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky' (2010) and 2012’s 'The Seer'. 2014's new album 'To Be Kind' was part funded through sales of the double live CD 'Not Here/Not Now' via the band's own site

Support comes from Jenny Hval on all dates.

Tickets £19.50 adv on-sale Friday 14th February

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