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| 13 September 2012 | Reply

After astounding Sydney & Melbourne audiences in 2011 with their
confronting presence, The Frontier Touring Company is pleased to
announce the return of the legendary Swans to Australia next February.



One of the most influential bands to emerge from New York’s ‘No Wave’
movement of the early 1980s, Swans have spent 30 years carving their
uncompromising sounds into the “dark” musical world.  Since their
inception, Swans have amassed an impressive 12 studio album catalogue;
and at each step of the journey relentlessly pushed boundaries and
pummelled listeners into rarely explored depths with their dissonant
sounds.  Swans’ contribution to this genre is truly second to none and
is often cited as influence to their musical contemporaries.

Since front man and driving force Michael Gira decided to reconvene the
group in 2010 after over a decade hiatus, Swans have released two studio
albums and one live recording, the latest of which, The Seer (out now
through, has been described by Gira as ‘the
culmination of every previous Swans album as well as any other music
I’ve ever made, been involved in or imagined’ and has had nothing short
of exceptional reviews rolling in since its release (including ratings
of 8/10 on both NME & Spin):

‘For 30 years Swans have challenged the boundaries between beauty and
ugliness, music and noise, catharsis and abuse.
To borrow a verb from their own violent, polarized world, The Seer is
the album that transcends them.’

– Pitchfork (9.0 rating / Pitchfork “Best New Music”)

‘The Seer is uncompromising, towering, cathartic – trance music that
doesn’t pacify, but elates and exhausts.’ – Montreal Gazette

Following their reconvention, Swans embarked on an extensive tour of
Europe, US and, for the first time, Australia; the performance having
been consistently met with rapturous reviews:

‘It was a passionate, visceral performance, orchestrated by Gira
throughout, which it was impossible not to be overwhelmed and enveloped
by.’ – Drum Media

‘…the loudest and most thrilling set of the weekend, great tidal waves
of noise crash and collide; beauty and chaos meet, showing us heaven and
hell, the perfect chord, the divine inspiration. Dark…loud…and
utterly f***ing awesome.’ – Clashmusic

The all-consuming live performances for which Swans are renown take
audiences on a journey described by Gira himself as “…totally
immersive …sound that takes your body, mind, and spirit.”  If you
missed the journey last year, be sure to purchase your tickets quickly
so as to not let the sincerely unique experience pass you by again.



Frontier Members pre-sale via 12noon AEST
Thu 13 Sep to 12noon AEST Fri 14 Sep

General Public on sale from 9am local time, Monday 17 September

Wed 13 Feb    Sydney | Manning Bar 18+ | Ph: 1300 762 545

Fri 15 Feb       Melbourne | Corner Hotel 18+ | Ph: 03 9427 9198

Sat 16 Feb      Melbourne | ATP Festival * SOLD OUT

* Not a Frontier Touring show
Twitter @frontiertouring

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