In light of the uber successful release of their latest double-LP, rockers Swans have announced that they will be expanding their U.S. tour. The tour, which runs from September 6 to October 29 in North America, and from November 1 to December 9 internationally, has tacked on two New York City dates. On October 28 they’ll appear the Bowery Ballroom, and on October 29 they’ll be at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Devendra Banhart will act as support for both shows.

Click here for Swans Concert Tickets, Tour Dates 2012.

Swans have been around for a long time. From 1982 to 1997, they were known for their unique and oft-strange instrumentation, droning vocals and experimental sounds. During their first 15-year run, the members of the band were a revolving door of musicians, with the only constant members being vocalist/keyboardist/songwriter Jarboe, and singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. In 2010, Gira reformed Swans and they’ve since released two studio albums. My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky and The Seer were both met with much critical and fan acclaim. Gira has quoted a Swans show as being both “soul-uplifting and body destroying,” and has recently begun turning off the air-conditioning at the venue before the band takes the stage. So if you’re looking to have a sweaty good time with Swans, be sure to check them out this fall.

Swans Concert Tickets 2012

Swans Tour Dates 2012

Date City State Venue
9/6/2012 Vancouver BC Venue *
9/7/2012 Seattle WA Neumo’s Crystal Ball *
9/8/2012 Portland OR Hawthorne Theater
9/10/2012 San Francisco CA Regency Grand Ballroom*
9/11/2012 Los Angeles CA Fonda Theater*
9/12/2012 Phoenix AZ Crescent Ballroom*
9/14/2012 Austin TX La Zona Rosa*
9/15/2012 Houston TX Fitzgeral’s Upstairs*
9/16/2012 Dallas TX Trees*
9/18/2012 Oklahoma City OK ACM Performance LAB*
9/19/2012 Kansas City MO Beaumont Club*
9/20/2012 Linoln NE Bourbon Theatre*
9/21/2012 Minneapolis MN Fineline Music Cafe*
9/22/2012 Milwaukee WI Shank Hall*
9/24/2012 Denver CO Gothic Theater*
10/10/2012 New York NY Bowery Ballroom+
10/11/2012 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club+
10/12/2012 Washington DC Black Cat Mainstage +
10/13/2012 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer +
10/14/2012 Raleigh NC Lincoln Theatre +
10/16/2012 Orlando FL The Social +
10/17/2012 West Palm Beach FL Respectable Street +
10/18/2012 Tallahassee FL Club Downunder +
10/19/2012 Atlanta GA Terminal West +
10/20/2012 Charlotte NC Tremont Music Hall +
10/21/2012 Knoxville TN Valarium Club +
10/23/2012 St Louis MO Firebird +
10/24/2012 Chicago IL Metro +
10/25/2012 Toronto CA Lee’s Palace +
10/26/2012 Montreal CA La Tulipe +
10/28/2012 New York NY Bowery Ballroom
10/29/2012 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/1/2012 Reykjavik IC Iceland Airways Festival
11/15/2012 London UK Koko ^
11/16/2012 Glasgow UK The Arches ^
11/17/2012 Manchester UK Sound Control ^
11/19/2012 Paris FR Le Trabendo ^
11/20/2012 Nijmegen NE Doornroosje ^
11/21/2012 Haarlem NE Patronaat ^
11/22/2012 Hamburg GR Kampnagel^
11/23/2012 Copenhagen DE Det Kgl. Danske ^
11/24/2012 Oslo NO Parkteatret ^
11/25/2012 Stockholm SW Debasser^
11/27/2012 Prague CR Lucenra Music Bar ^
11/28/2012 Vienna AU Arena Big Hall^
11/30/2012 Bologna IT Locomotiv^
12/1/2012 Gumares PR Sao Mamede^
12/2/2012 Kortrijk BE De Kreun ^
12/3/2012 Bern SZ Reitschule Gross Halle^
12/4/2012 Lausanne SZ Les Docks^
12/6/2012 Barcelona SP Sala Apolo ^
12/7/2012 Madrid SP Matadero Theatre ^
12/9/2012 Sevila SP Teatro Central ^

*-with XiuXiu
+-with A Hawk and a Hacksaw
^-with Sir Richard Bishop