|photo: Chris Cuffaro|
The Afghan Whigs In Spades, the group’s upcoming album, will be available on CD / 180 gram-LP / CS / DL worldwide on May 5 from Sub Pop.
Led by the single “Demon In Profile,” is the follow-up to the band’s internationally acclaimed Do to the Beast. In Spades, written and produced by Greg Dulli, was recorded in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Memphis and Joshua Tree.
“It’s a spooky record,” notes Greg Dulli, Afghan Whigs’ songwriter and frontman. “I like that it’s veiled. It’s not a concept album per se, but as I began to assemble it, I saw an arc and followed it. To me it’s about memory – in particular, how quickly life and memory can blur together."
Dulli did an interview with BBC 6Music to premiere “Demon In Profile” and discuss In Spades[listen here].
The Afghan Whigs have also delivered a new video for “Demon In Profile,” directed by longtime collaborator Phil Harder [link here].
In Spades is now available for preorder from Sub Pop, The Afghan Whigs official website, and select independent retailers [link here]. LP pre-orders will receive the “Loser” edition on 180-gram, white-chocolate vinyl (while supplies last). A new T-shirt design, along with cassette versions of The Afghan Whigs' classic Sub Pop albums Up In It and Congregation, will also be available.
The Afghan Whigs have also announced their first set of dates in support of In Spades in Europe. The band will visit 14 countries this summer including performances at Primavera Sound and Northside Festival. Ed Harcourt will be supporting on all headline shows.
May 26 - Manchester, UK - Cathedral
May 27 - Glasgow, UK - ABC
May 28 - Dublin, IE - Academy
May 30 - London, UK - Koko
Jun 01 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival
Jun 03 - Bologna, IT - Zona Roveri
Jun 04 - Zagreb, HR - Tvornica Kulture
Jun 06 - Warsaw, PL - Palladium
Jun 07 - Berlin, DE - Kesselhaus
Jun 09 - Aarhus, DK - Northside Festival
Jun10 - Oslo, NO - Vulkan
Jun12 - Hamburg, DE - Gruenspan
Jun13 - Frankfurt, DE - Batschkapp
Jun14 - Antwerp, BE - Trix
Jun15 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique
Aug 04 - Vienna, AT - WUK
Aug 05 - Prague, CZ - Lucerna Music Bar
Aug 06 - Zurich, CH - Mascotte
Aug.08 - Munich, DE - Backstage Halle
Aug 09 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso