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About The Afghan Whigs
The Afghan Whigs were a thing. Or more correctly, a rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio active from about 1986 to 2001. And thanks to frontman Greg Dulli, they are a thing once more, active and vibrant and about to release a brand new album.
It's been three years, actually, since the band got back together. But it was January 27, 2014 before the The Afghan Whigs officially announced their first record since 1998's "1965." The upcoming project, titled "Do To the Beast," will bow on April 15th. The date will fall between the band's performances at Coachella on consecutive Fridays, April 11th and 18th.
The album comes two years after Dulli and the rest of the Afghan Wigs launched their reunion tour with a New York City date in 2012. About the same time, they recorded a cover of Frank Ocean's "Lovecrimes," and later performed at SXSW in 2013. In fact, the group headlined The Fader Fort event along with surprise guest Usher.
It should be no surprise that the core of The Afghan Whigs – Dulli, Rick McCollum (lead guitar), John Curley (bass) – remains intact. After forming in Ohio so long ago, these guys have six studio albums to their name. Their debut album, "Big Top Halloween," was released back in 1988. It was followed by "Gentleman" in 1993, "Black Love" in 1996 and finally "1965" in 1998. Most notably, they were described by Pitchfork as "one of the few alt-bands to flourish on a major label." The time has come to see if the Afghan Whigs can flourish again.
The Afghan Whigs to Celebrate 21 Years Since 'Gentlemen' with Re-Release & Tour
Nineties alt-rockers The Afghan Whigs are gearing up to honor the 21st anniversary of their most well-known album, 1993’s Gentleman. On October 28, the guys will release a two-disc set featuring remastered versions of the album’s original tracks, as well as rarer tunes like demos, B-sides and live performances. They’ll also be hitting the road to…Read more
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The Afghan Whigs Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 02/21/2015 Barcelona Catalonia Sala Apolo 02/18/2015 Gothenburg Pustervik 02/14/2015 Krakow LD Fabryka Schindlera 02/13/2015 Prague Lucerna - Velky sal, Palac... 02/11/2015 Hamburg HH Grunspan 02/10/2015 Amsterdam ?? Melkweg 02/09/2015 Paris Ville De Paris Le Trabendo 02/04/2015 London Hmf KOKO 02/03/2015 Edinburgh Edinburgh The Liquid Room 02/02/2015 Dublin D Whelan's
The Afghan Whigs Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 11/12/2014 Dallas TX Club Dada 10/31/2014 Austin TX Mohawk 10/29/2014 Denver CO Bluebird Theater 10/28/2014 Salt Lake City UT Urban Lounge 10/25/2014 Los Angeles CA Fonda Theatre 10/24/2014 Solana Beach CA Belly Up Tavern 10/23/2014 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 10/22/2014 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 10/11/2014 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 10/10/2014 Chicago IL Metro 10/08/2014 Asheville NC The Orange Peel 10/07/2014 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 10/05/2014 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 10/04/2014 New York NY Beacon Theatre 10/03/2014 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer 10/01/2014 Washington DC 9:30 Club 09/30/2014 Boston MA Royale Boston 09/27/2014 Millvale PA Mr. Smalls Theatre 09/20/2014 New Orleans LA The Civic Theatre 09/19/2014 Atlanta GA Center Stage Theatre 09/18/2014 Orlando FL The Beacham 09/16/2014 Nashville TN Cannery Ballroom 09/10/2014 Detroit MI Saint Andrews Hall 09/09/2014 Cleveland OH House Of Blues Cleveland 09/05/2014 Montreal QC Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre 09/03/2014 Omaha NE The Waiting Room 08/30/2014 Seattle WA Seattle Center 08/29/2014 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 08/27/2014 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge 08/26/2014 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge 07/18/2014 Glasgow Dby Oran Mor 07/17/2014 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Cathedral 07/15/2014 London London Electric Ballroom 07/14/2014 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso 07/07/2014 Milan MI Magnolia 06/29/2014 Oslo 03 Rockefeller Music Hall 05/25/2014 Santiago amanda 05/20/2014 Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Teatro Opera 05/17/2014 Baltimore MD Ottobar 05/16/2014 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 05/15/2014 Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Bowl 04/18/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/17/2014 San Francisco CA Slims 04/15/2014 Seattle WA The Showbox 04/14/2014 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge 04/11/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/10/2014 Pioneertown CA Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace
The Afghan Whigs Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/31/2012 Cincinnati OH Bogarts 11/10/2012 Los Angeles CA Fonda Theatre 11/09/2012 Los Angeles CA Fonda Theatre 11/08/2012 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 11/07/2012 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 11/03/2012 Seattle WA The Showbox 11/02/2012 Portland OR Wonder Ballroom 10/30/2012 Denver CO Ogden Theatre 10/28/2012 Minneapolis MN Varsity Theater 10/27/2012 Chicago IL Metro 10/26/2012 Chicago IL Metro 10/25/2012 Cincinnati OH Bogarts 10/24/2012 Detroit MI Saint Andrews Hall 10/21/2012 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 10/20/2012 Atlanta GA Masquerade 10/19/2012 New Orleans LA Tipitinas 10/14/2012 Dallas TX Granada Theater 10/13/2012 Austin TX Antone's 10/12/2012 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/12/2012 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/06/2012 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 10/05/2012 New York NY Terminal 5 10/05/2012 New York NY Terminal 5 10/03/2012 Toronto ON Phoenix Concert Theatre 09/30/2012 Cleveland OH Beachland Ballroom 09/29/2012 Millvale PA Mr. Smalls Theatre 09/28/2012 Washington DC 9:30 Club 09/27/2012 Philadelphia PA Electric Factory 09/26/2012 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 09/22/2012 New York NY Pier 36 09/21/2012 New York NY Pier 36 09/19/2012 Los Angeles CA Jimmy Kimmel Live Outdoor Stage 08/19/2012 London Hmf KOKO 08/04/2012 Chicago IL Metro 08/03/2012 Chicago IL Grant Park