Listen To An Excerpt of ‘When Will I Return?’ from Swans new album ‘The Glowing Man’

Listen To An Excerpt of 'When Will I Return?' from Swans new album 'The Glowing Man'

Swans have shared an excerpt of ‘When Will I Return?’, taken from the forthcoming album, The Glowing Man, out on Mute / Young God (N America) on 17 June 2016. ‘When Will I Return?’ was written, explains Michael Gira, “… specifically for Jennifer Gira to sing. It’s a tribute to her strength, courage, and resilience.”

The Glowing Man will be available on double CD and deluxe triple gatefold vinyl, with a poster and digital download. In addition, there will be a double CD/DVD format, which features a Swans live performance from 2015. The Glowing Man, announced as the last album release of Swans’ current incarnation, will be followed by an extensive tour. The tour will unfold with dates beginning in North America in the summer, before returning to Europe in the autumn. Announced tour dates below include UK dates in October that see the band play two shows at London’s Islington Assembly Hall.

Listen to ‘When Will I Return?’ BELOW:

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), 2012’s The Seer and 2014’s To Be Kind.


North America

6 July – Philadelphia PA, Union Transfer

7 July – Boston MA, Royale Nightclub

8 July – Providence RI, Fete

9 July – Quebec QC, Le Cercle

10 July – Toronto ON, Danforth Music Hall

12 July – Detroit MI, St Andrews Hall

13 July – Milwaukee WI, Shank Hall

14 July – Minneapolis MN, Fine Line Music Cafe

15 July – Chicago IL, Lincoln Hall

16 July – Chicago IL, Lincoln Hall

18 July – Cleveland OH, Beachland Ballroom

19 July – Cincinnati OH, Woodward Theater

21 July – Louisville KY, Headliner’s Music Hall

22 July – Atlanta GA, Terminal West

23 July – Asheville NC, Orange Peel

24 July – Nashville TN, Exit / In

26 July – Carrboro NC, Cats Cradle

27 July – Richmond VA The Broadberry

28 July – Washington DC, 9:30 CLUB

29 July – New York NY, Bowery Ballroom

30 July – Brooklyn NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg

*with support from Okkyung Lee

1 Sept – Tucson AZ, Rialto Theater

2 Sept – Los Angeles CA, Fonda Theater

3 Sept – San Francisco CA, The Regency Grand Ballroom

4 Sept – Portland OR, Wonder Ballroom

6 Sept – Vancouver BC, Venue

7 Sept – Seattle WA, The Showbox

9 Sept – Salt Lake City UT, Urban Lounge

10 Sept – Denver CO, Gothic Theater

12 Sept – Dallas TX, Trees

13 Sept – Austin TX, Mohawk Austin

14 Sept – San Antonio TX, Paper Tiger

15 Sept – Albuquerque NM, Sunshine Theater

16 Sept – Phoenix AZ, Crescent Ballroom

*with support from Baby Dee


6 Oct – Brussels BE, Oranjerie Botantique

7 Oct – Eindhoven NL, De Effenaar

8 Oct – Brighton UK, Concorde 2

9 Oct – Manchester UK, 02 Ritz

11 Oct – Glasgow UK, Oran Mor

12 Oct – Newcastle Upon Tyne UK, Northumbria University

13 Oct – London UK, Islington Assembly Hall

14 Oct – London UK, Islington Assembly Hall

15 Oct – Reims FR, La Cartonnerie

17 Oct – Hamburg DE, Kampnagel

18 Oct – Berlin DE, Huxleys Neue Welt

19 Oct – Prague CZ, Divaldo ARCHA Theatre

21 Oct – Budapest HU, A38 Ship

22 Oct – Vienna AT, Arena Big Hall

23 Oct – Graz AT, Orpheum Extra

25 Oct – Ljubljana SL, Kino Kiska Centre for Urban Culture

26 Oct – Zagreb HR, Lauba

28 Oct – Basel CH, Kaserne

29 Oct – Vevey CH, Rocking Chair

30 Oct – Bern CH, Reitschule Dachstock

1 Nov – Nantes FR, Stereolux

2 Nov – Nimes FR, La Paloma

5 Nov – Bologna IT, Teatro Auditorium Manzoni

6 Nov – Rome IT, Orion Live Club

8 Nov – Tourcoin FR, Le Grand Mix

9 Nov – Paris FR, Le Trabendo

10 Nov – Cologne DE, Gebäude 9

11 Nov – Munich DE, Feierwerk

12 Nov – Wiesbaden DE, Kulturezentrum Schlachthof

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