by / June 17th, 2010 /

Swans, James Blackshaw – Button Factory, Dublin

Tickets: € Road Records, City Discs, Sound Cellar, or tickets.ie/umack

October 22 is the debut Dublin appearance of the seminal New York band SWANS. Formed by Michael Gira in 1982, SWANS have not performed in Europe for 13 years. Very special guest on the night will be James Blackshaw. Presented by u:mack.

This concert will be part of a special series of events that u:mack will be hosting over the October Bank Holiday weekend, taking place in various locations in Dublin. More info soon

The line up of SWANS for this event will be:
Michael Gira / guitar / voice / mendicant friar act (original swans)
; Norman Westberg guitar (original swans);
Christoph Hahn guitar (mid period swans and most angels) ;
Phil Puleo drums, percussion, dulcimer etc etc (final swans tour
and most angels);
Chris Pravdica bass and gadgets (flux information sciences /
services/ gunga din);
Thor Harris – drums, percussion, vibes, dulcimer, curios, keys, etc
etc… (angels, now also with Shearwater)

  • rory

    Saw them on friday , really enjoyed it, they hammered it out. unexpected but delighted they did. Saw them in london on the release of burning world, i was expecting industrial noise, hard enough to make me puke, didn’t happen, it was the first acoustic tour. loved it all the same. expected more acoustic this time out given the releases, but no, the cantankerous bastard had to give me the (near) industrial experience i didn’t get first time out. Thanks michael.