April 2020

29. 04.
Wed
Music
20:00

Swans

Presented by: Archa Theatre, Scrape Sound and Silver Rocket; special guest: Norman Westberg
Tickets: First one hundred tix at CZK 550 (approx. EUR 21). Presale then fixed at CZK 650 (approx. EUR 25). Walk-up ticket price at the door, if not sold out: CZK 750 (approx. EUR 29).

As planned and long awaited, Michael Gira announces the new era of SWANS with a new sound concept, new line up configuration and, of course, a brand new album and a concert tour. Prague is not to be misseed in the schedule of its first leg and Archa Theatre is proud and looking forward to be welcoming the legendary SWANS back after nearly four years.

TICKETS: First one hundred tix at CZK 550 (approx. EUR 21). Presale then fixed at CZK 650 (approx. EUR 25). Walk-up ticket price at the door, if not sold out: CZK 750 (approx. EUR 29).  


Leaving Meaning is the SWANS‘ fifteenth studio album (a catalogue follow up to 2016’s The Glowing Man), released by Mute / Young God Records on 25 October 2019 on double vinyl, double CD and digitally. 

Written and produced by Michael Gira, the album features contributions from recent and former Swans, members of Angels of Light as well as Guest Artists Anna and Maria von Hausswolff, Ben Frost, The Necks, Baby Dee, a Hawk and a Hacksaw and many others.

Michael Gira explains, “Leaving Meaning is the first Swans album to be released since I dissolved the lineup of musicians that constituted Swans from 2010–2017. Swans is now comprised of a revolving cast of musicians, selected for both their musical and personal character, chosen according to what I intuit best suits the atmosphere in which I’d like to see the songs I’ve written presented. In collaboration with me, the musicians, through their personality, skill and taste, contribute greatly to the arrangement of the material. They’re all people whose work I admire and whose company I personally enjoy.”

Credits

SWANS‘ 2020 live personnel: Michael Gira, Ben Frost, Kristof Hahn (different instrumentation than in previous form of band), Phil Puleo, Christopher Pravdica (different instrumentation than in previous form of band) and Dana Schechter.

Norman Westberg serves as a special guest opening act only and will NOT be performing member of SWANS on this tour.

May 2020

04. 05.
Mon
Workshop
10:00
Archa for schools
05. 05.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
06. 05.
Wed
Theatre
20:00

Divadlo Vizita - Ztracený vesmír

Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé'z, Zdeněk Konopásek, Viktor Zborník.
#Study
07. 05.
Thu
Theatre
20:00

Divadlo Vizita - Vykotlaný sup

Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé'z, Zdeněk Konopásek, Viktor Zborník.
#Study
12. 05.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
19. 05.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
26. 05.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague

June 2020

02. 06.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
09. 06.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
16. 06.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague
17. 06.
Wed
Theatre
20:00

Divadlo Vizita - Gejzír marnosti

Jaroslav Dušek, Pjér la Šé'z, Zdeněk Konopásek, Viktor Zborník.
#Study
23. 06.
Tue
talkshow
19:30–21:00

Public filming of the Jan Kraus Show 2020

Production: IN FILM Prague