Swans’ Michael Gira Cancels Australian Solo Dates

Swans frontman Michael Gira was scheduled to play three shows in Australia this month beginning Saturday in Brisbane. Pitchfork reports that those dates are now canceled, though the European leg of Gira’s solo itinerary is still set to begin 3/30 in London. No reason was provided for the Australian cancellations, so it’s unclear whether the ongoing fallout from the recent rape allegations against Gira factored into the decision.