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MONUMENTS Bassist Leaves The Band To Get Involved In Agriculture

Adam Swan, off to save the soil.

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Monuments has parted ways with longtime bassist Adam Swan, who played in the band between 2010 and 2023. Swan is leaving the band to concentrate on his new career as a specialist in regenerative agriculture. Replacing Swan will be Werner Erkelens, who has been filling in for Swan live since 2022.

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"With a heavy heart, we must announce the departure of Adam Swan. Since day one, he has held down the roots of our music with fervor and expertise.

"During the Covid-19 pandemic, he became strongly involved with Soil Ecology Agriculture as a specialist in regenerative agriculture, which he has proudly committed himself to. It is in this position that he finds himself most comfortable, and we are so inspired by the journey he is on. With incredible passion, he is working to help all to make better, more informed decisions about how to heal the world through more sensible decisions.

"We wish him the best with all the love in our hearts, and we hope you will follow his journey on Soil Ecology Agriculture, both on Instagram and at Thank you for the tremendous grooves, memories, and friendship dear Swan. We love you and you will be thoroughly missed.

"On a brighter note, please join us in welcoming our new bass player, Werner Erkelens to the band! Since July 2022, Werner has been filling in on live performances with incredible skill, devotion, and enthusiasm. We are extremely proud to bring his new energy and skills into the future of Monuments. The addition of Werner to the group makes us feel rejuvenated and more excited than ever for the future. Come see us tear it up for the next 7 weeks with Leprous and Kalandra!"

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Catch Monuments with Leprous and Kalandra at one of the dates below.

2/1 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
2/2 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
2/3 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
2/4 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
2/5 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli Ronda
2/7 London, UK – 2 Shepherds Bush Empire
2/8 Glasgow, UK – Slay
2/9 Manchester, UK – 2 Ritz
2/11 Bristol, UK – SWX
2/12 Paris, FRA – Salle de Pleyel
2/13 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
2/14 Lille, FRA – Le Splendid
2/15 Rouen, FRA – Le 16
2/16 La Roche-sur-Yon, FRA – Quai M
2/17 Bordeaux, FRA – Rock School Barbey
2/18 Toulouse, FRA – Metronum
2/20 Porto, POR – Hard Club
2/21 Lisbon, POR – Ao Vivo
2/23 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
2/24 Barcelona, SPA – Apolo
2/25 Nimes, FRA – La Paloma
2/26 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
2/28 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
3/2 Athens, GRE – Gagarin
3/3 Sofia, BUL – Joy Station
3/4 Bucharest, ROM – Arenele Romane
3/5 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
3/6 Munich, GER – Backstage
3/7 Bratislava, SLO – Majestic
3/8 Prague, CZE – Palac Akropolis
3/9 Reutlingen, GER – Franz K
3/10 Berlin, GER – Astra
3/11 Wroclaw, POL – A2
3/13 Helsinki, FIN – Vanha Ylioppilastalo
3/14 Joensuu, FIN – Kerubi
3/17 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Klubben
3/18 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene

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