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Swans announce new album and Michael Gira tour

Swans have announced details for their new album, which features contributions from St. Vincent, Cold Specks, Bill Rieflin and Little Annie. To Be Kind is out May 13 on Michael Gira's Young God imprint in North America and on Mute everywhere else.

Swans - Gira, Norman Westberg, Christoph Hahn, Phil Puleo, Thor Harris, and Christopher Pravdica - recorded the album between October and December 2012 at Sonic Ranch outside El Paso, Texas. To Be Kind will be available digitally, on double CD, and triple vinyl. There will also be a deluxe double CD edition with a live DVD.

Gira has also announced a solo tour of Europe in March. The dates are:

03-01 Lyon, France - Les Abattoirs

03-04 Porto, Portugal - Passos Manuel

03-06 Madrid, Spain - El Sol

03-07 San Sebastian, Spain - Andia Kuxta

03-08 Barcelona, Spain - Sala Apolo

03-10 Paris, France - Église Saint-Merri Church

03-11 Amsterdam, Netherlands - MC Theater

03-12 London, England - Church of St John-at-Hackney

03-14 Copenhagen, Denmark - Hofteatret

03-15 Oslo, Norway - Blå

03-16 Oslo, Norway - Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum Museum

03-18 Warsaw, Poland - Pardon, To Tu

03-19 Warsaw, Poland - Pardon, To Tu

03-21 St. Petersburg, Russia - Dada

03-22 Moscow, Russia - Teatr Club

03-24 Odessa, Ukraine - Bernardazzi Wine Club

03-26 Bucharest, Romania - Control Club

03-27 Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv

03-28 Milan, Italy - Bloom

03-29 Berlin, Germany - Kantine @ Berghain

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