Madrigals At Twilight

Pollstar.com
Updated 08:46 PDT Sun, Oct 19 2003

Former Afghan Whigs mastermind Greg Dulli is taking his new group, The Twilight Singers, out on a walk this winter.

The schedule finds the somewhat-new group playing clubs from November 4 through December 1, with a two-night stop-over in Chicago at the Double Door.

Although they’ve technically been around since 1997 when, during an Afghan Whigs hiatus, Dulli released the Twilight As Played By The Twilight Singers album, this marks the first official Twilight Singers tour. It’s also Dulli’s first tour since the Whigs dissolved in 2001.

Joining Dulli, who tackles vocals, guitar and piano, are Mathias Schneeberger (keys and guitar), Jon Skibic (guitar and vocals), Scott Ford (bass and vocals) and Bobby Bacintyre (drums and vocals).

The group recently released their second album, Blackberry Belle. Even though the Singers don’t have many albums or road time under their belts, audiences can expect a well-rounded show from the group.

“The thing about touring now is that I wrote way too many songs, so I have 22 songs from this particular phase that are playable and that I would like to play,” Dulli told Billboard. “So, instead of having 12 songs to pick from to play a show, now I have 30-something.

“I have a bigger pallette on which to draw from and that makes it a lot easier to play a show. You are not hemmed in by just one record. And I’m pretty big on reworking other people’s songs and whipping those out. We’ll be playing a couple of surprise covers on these shows coming up.”

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