Following 2012's The Seer, Swans have announced they'll be releasing a live album, as well as a studio album using the live versions of songs with some studio-only tracks too.

The full announcement, via their Facebook, reads:

"thanks to all who came to our recent shows in europe. it means the world to us to be in the center of the storm with you… it is a life giving, regenerative event for us to make this music, and my hope is that a positive effect is shared by all. thank you for allowing us to make a fresh world in real time. your involvement means everything! … a few more of these short tours are upcoming, then a live album (hand made), then a new studio album using the live versions of these new songs you may have experienced as a starting point. so, the studio album will move forward from the live versions you’ve possibly witnessed (which have already changed nightly in the recent tour-s), and there will also be studio-only songs as well. we feel blessed to be able to do the thing we love, and profoundly moved that some people on this earth find something of value in our work. thank you! – michael gira / swans"

Swans will play some dates with Low and Pharmakon across the U.S this summer, as well as some headline dates in Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh and Green Man Festival.

  • 06/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Northside Fesival

  • 06/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater

  • 06/16 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

  • 06/19 – Calgary, AB @ Sled Island Festival

  • 06/22 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival

  • 06/23 – Clisson, FR @ Hell Fest

  • 07/18 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Olde National Centre *

  • 07/19 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *

  • 07/20 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival

  • 07/22 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House #

  • 07/23 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House #

  • 07/24 – Columbus, OH @ The Bluestone # #

  • 07/25 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom #

  • 07/26 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall #

  • 08/13 – Edinburgh, UK @ Liquid Rooms

  • 08/14 – Belfast, UK @ The Limelight 2

  • 08/15 – Dublin, IE @ Button Factory

  • 08/16 – Cork, IE @ Cyprus Avenue

  • 08/18 – Wales, UK @ Green Man Festival

  • * = w/ Low

  • #
 = w/ Pharmakon