Friday, May 5, 2017

The Afghan Whigs' 2017 North American Tour

The Afghan Whigs 2017
The Afghan Whigs 2017, photo by Chris Cuffaro
The hauntingly beautiful In Spadesthe Afghan Whigs’ follow-up to their 2014 ‘comeback’ album Do to the Beast – is being released today on CD, vinyl, and as a download from legendary indie label Sub Pop Records, the band’s first home way back in the ‘80s. If you’re a fan of Whigs’ frontman Greg Dulli and/or his other great band, the Twilight Singers, you’re going to find a lot to like about In Spades; the initial singles released by Sub Pop, including “Demon In Profile” and “Oriole,” are thick on atmosphere, with Dulli’s anguished vocals puncturing through the dense fog of lush instrumentation like a dagger of pure white light.

The Afghan Whigs' In Spades
After a lengthy summer tour with opener Ed Harcourt that begins in late May in the U.K. and sojourns across the European continent with stops in some 17 countries, including Germany, Italy, Denmark, and Belgium, the Afghan Whigs will return to the U.S. for a two-month North American tour that spans September and October. Although the band isn’t performing anywhere within a couple hours drive of the Reverend, they will be hitting all the major stateside musical oases, with stops in Brooklyn, Nashville, Atlanta, Austin, Seattle, and Los Angeles as well as the Whigs’ hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio; we have the complete tour dates below. Check out the band’s wonderful In Spades album and start saving your pennies for concert tickets to see the Afghan Whigs in person!

Buy the album from The Afghan Whigs' In Spades

The Afghan Whigs' 2017 North American Tour:
Sep 6 @ The Social, Orlando FL
Sep 7 @ Terminal West, Atlanta GA
Sep 9 @ 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Sep 11 @ The National, Richmond VA
Sep 12 @ Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Sep 14 @ Paradise, Boston MA
Sep 16 @ Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
Sep 18 @ Theatre Fairmount, Montreal QC CANADA
Sep 19 @ Opera House, Toronto ON CANADA
Sep 21 @ First Ave, Minneapolis MN
Sep 23 @ Metro, Chicago IL
Sep 24 @ Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI
Sep 26 @ St. Andrews, Detroit MI
Sep 28 @ Bogarts, Cincinnati OH
Sep 29 @ Exit/In, Nashville TN
Sep 30 @ Saturn, Birmingham AL
Oct 12 @ Belly Up, San Diego CA
Oct 13 @ Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles CA
Oct 14 @ The Fillmore, San Francisco CA
Oct 16 @ Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR
Oct 17 @ Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC CANADA
Oct 18 @ Showbox, Seattle WA
Oct 19 @ Urban Lounge, Salt Lake UT
Oct 21 @ Gothic Theatre, Denver CO
Oct 22 @ Record Bar, Kansas City MO
Oct 24 @ Mohawk, Austin TX
Oct 25 @ Trees, Dallas TX
Oct 26 @ Heights Theater, Houston TX

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