SWANS – TO RELEASE DELUXE 3 CD RELEASE OF FILTH – OUT 4 MAY

SWANS - TO RELEASE DELUXE 3 CD RELEASE OF FILTH – OUT 4 MAY

The deluxe 3 CD edition of Filth will be released on 4 May 2015. This will be the definitive CD edition of Filth, featuring 3 newly remastered CDs – Filth, Body To Body & the first Swans EP plus live recordings from ’82 ’83 and 84. The CD will come packaged in an embossed brown chipboard pack with 16 page foldout booklet, which includes rare photos by Lee Ranaldo and Catherine Ceresole.

The band return to the UK on 20 May with a show in Bristol and a series of dates that include Liverpool Sound City and Glasgow’s Art School, full details below.

NOWNESS recently proclaimed Swans to be “…the greatest live band in the world”, and their infamous and mighty live performance has been described by the Guardian as “a magnificent achievement”, and by NME as “colossal”. See for yourself at one of the dates below.

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SWANS EUROPEAN TOUR

2 May – Istanbul, Turkey, FSK Saloon

5 May – Arhus, Denmark, Vohalle

6 May – Stavanger, Norway, Folken

7 May – Bergen, Norway, USF Verteft

8 May – Oslo, Norway, Vulkan

9 May – Trondheim, Norway, Blaest

11 May – Gothenburg, Sweden, Sticky Fingers

12 May – Malmo, Sweden, Babel

14 May – Nijmegen, NL, Doorroosje

15 May – Dortmund, Germany, FZW

16 May – Liege, Belgium, Les Ardents Club

17 May – Kortrijk, Belgium, De Kreun

20 May – Bristol, Marble Factory

21 May – London, The Roundhouse

22 May – Liverpool Sound City

23 May – Glasgow, Art School

24 May – Belfast, Mandela Hall

25 May – Dublin, Button Factory

27 May – Norfolk, Epic Studios

29 May – Nimes, France

30 May – Barcelona, Spain, Primavera Festival

3 July – Gydina, Poland, Open, Er Festival

4 July – Reykavik, Iceland, ATP Festival

5 July – Berlin, Germany, Volksbühne

7 July – Tel Aviv, Israel, HaTeatron Club

8 July – Paris, France, Trabendo Club-

10 July – Kiev, Ukraine, Sentrum

12 July – Skopje, Macadonia, MKC

17 July – Ostrava, CZ, Ostrava Festival

18 July – Crispendorf, Germany, Chaos Descends Festival

2014 saw Swans’ critically acclaimed album, To Be Kind, featured heavily in the Albums of the Year charts and the band released the first in a series of reissues – the vinyl of edition of Filth.

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), ‘The Seer’ (2012) and this year’s ‘To Be Kind’ – which was featured in album of the year lists from the likes of Mojo, Pitchfork, NME, The Quietus, Uncut, The Wire, Record Collector, Rough Trade, Clash, Metal Hammer, Drowned In Sound and Crack.

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