Antony and the Johnsons will play their only North American live show of 2010 at Lincoln Centerâ€™s Alice Tully Hall on Saturday, October 30. They will be performing with the Orchestra of St. Lukeâ€™s, which will be conducted by Rob Moose. Chiaki Naganoâ€™s film â€œMr. Oâ€™s Book of the Deadâ€ starring Kazuo Ohno will be featured during the performance. The performance kicks off Lincoln Centerâ€™s White Light Fest. Tickets can be purchased here.
Antony and the Johnsons will release their new album, â€œSwanlightsâ€, on October 12th in the US via Secretly Canadian. Abrams Image will simultaneously release a special edition of â€œSwanlightsâ€ which will include the CD inside a 144-page hard cover book containing Antonyâ€™s paintings, collages, photography and writing. The album only version of â€œSwanlightsâ€ on Secretly Canadian will also include the song â€œFlÃ©ttaâ€, a duet with BjÃ¶rk. The album and book are a continuation of Antonyâ€™s work exploring his connection to the natural world.
They also recently released the â€œThank You for Your Loveâ€ EP and video. The five-track EP is also available on Secretly Canadian and includes Bob Dylan and John Lennon covers. The EPâ€™s artwork and the title trackâ€™s video feature photographs and footage taken by Antony wheh he first arrived to NYC as a teenager in the early 90s.