Zig Zag Tour Blog
I somehow neglected to mention that the last few dates of the Twilight Singers US tour were sponsored by Zig Zag. The rolling paper kingpins have reviews of the Boston and Carborro shows on their blog. Applicable excerpts below.
Dulli’s inferno came storming through the Paradise on Tuesday. With the help of Mark Lanegan on vocals, Dulli and the Twilight Singers burned through a ninety minute set, mostly highlighting tracks from their newest album, Powder Burns. Ever the showman, Dulli commanded the stage and the audience, and the audience willingly participated in his demands for clapping and cheering. He threw in a chorus of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” into the coda of one of his own songs, as well as a slow lounge cover of TV On The Radio’s “Wolf Like Me”. Dulli teased the audience all night with hints of an old Afghan Whigs song that he unfortunately never played, but the crowd left plenty satisfied having heard them rip through such tracks as “King Only”, “Bonnie Brae”, and “I’m Ready”. The Twilight Singers did not hold back, leaving their subdued persona at the door and cranking out a bona fide rock show that left the audience scorched.
– Andrew Lutwin
Chapel Hill, NC
I knew before the doors opened tonight’s show was going to be remarkable. People lined up an hour early in anticipation of checking out a night of good ol’ rock n roll. Granted, It was homecoming weekend and Friday night shows are usually the best, but this crowd was eager and excited from the first note until The Twilight Singers finished around 1:15 am. Jeff Klein opened the show with what has to be the most impressive one-man act I’ve ever seen. Armed with only an acoustic guitar and an array of effects pedals, the open stage was filled quickly with soulful, captivating lyrics. Stars of Track and Field were equally as impressive with a lot of energy and handsome outfits; they kept the crowd’s energy building. The Twilight Singers took the stage around 11:30pm, and with sing-a-long choruses and heavy rock riffs, the flow of the set was so smooth it was hard to believe the band played for 90 minutes. The crowd was held in Greg Dulli grasp and he made sure everyone had a good time. It was an amazing night, show, and crowd. One that those in attendance won’t soon forget.