We are pleased to announce the Fall 2018 Solo Tour Dates for Michael Gira. His first show will take place on 9/27 at the Regent Theatre in Los Angeles with special guest Carla Bozulich.
Gira spent eight years touring and performing songs spanning four critically acclaimed albums. His most recent Swans tour closed with 3 sold-out (1,000 person capacity) shows at Brooklyn’s Warsaw venue in November 2017. Gira completed writing the songs for a new Swans album (recording in March of 2019) and he’ll be performing most of this material and existing songs on the upcoming tour.
“Sitting there alone on stage with a dead piece of wood and some wires and just my voice is a challenge I set for myself a number of years ago, trying to fully inhabit the same thread that’s run through the music all along, with the simplest of means. I think I’ve gotten pretty good at it over time. I play the guitar my own way. I’ve never really learned how to play it conventionally and I don’t care to do so. I could just as easily be hitting two rocks together. It provides a context for the voice and words, and just as in the music of Swans, when all the elements (known and unknowable) combine, it can lead to something beyond itself, which is always the place I’d like to go: somewhere else. I hope to see you there.”
– Michael Gira / Swans
9/27/2018 Los Angeles, CA Regent Theatre
9/29/2018 Berkeley, CA The UC Theatre
10/4/2018 Portland, OR The Old Church
10/5/2018 Seattle, WA Columbia City Theater
10/25/2018 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw
Photo credit: Raymond Flotat