Performing in Manchester as part of their European summer tour, legendary experimental rockers Swans take over Albert Hall on Sat 12 Aug armed with a staggeringly broad oeuvre spanning a 40-year career of musical innovation.

Formed in 1982 as a product of New York City’s propulsive, atonal, intoxicatingly nihilistic No Wave music scene, Swans became one of the few groups who evolved beyond the brief but influential counterculture and thrived into the late nineties, constantly adapting their sound and exploring elements of noise rock, post-punk, industrial and post-rock, moving from an abrasive sonic brutality towards a more melodic, complex style.

Since reforming in 2010, Swans have released four albums to unwavering critical acclaim. Their latest, The Beggar, released in June to glowing reviews, and was hailed by The Guardian as ‘dark and unsettling, purifying and beautiful’.

Tickets are available from £38.40. Book yours here.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sat 12 Aug, 7pm, Albert Hall,
27 Peter St, Manchester, M2 5QR
, £38.40
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Thu 3 Aug 2023