Thursday, March 9, 2017

Afghan Whigs news

photo: Chris Cuffaro
I loved seeing Dulli's current version of the band play - however briefly - at Coachella. Read more on the new album and tour... 

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 

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