“Algiers” Video, D2TB Pre-Order, Tour Dates
Things have been busy with The Afghan Whigs as they ramp up to the release of Do To the Beast, the band’s first album of all new material in sixteen years.
Today, they announced the video for “Algiers” as well as tour dates, track listing and pre-order information for the album and upcoming media appearances.
I’ve copy/pasted the press release below for posterity.
Update #1: Entertainment Weekly interview with Dulli
Update #2: Rolling Stone interview with Dulli/Curley confirming Rick McCollum’s departure and contributors to the new album.
The Afghan Whigs Release New Single & Video For “Algiers”
Do to the Beast To Be Released Worldwide On April 14th & 15th
New Tour Dates Announced – Tickets On Sale This Week
Do to the Beast, the first new album from The Afghan Whigs in 16 years, will be released worldwide via Sub Pop Records on April 14th in Europe and April 15th in North America. The album features the lead single “Algiers.” You can now watch the official video for “Algiers,” directed by Phil Harder on location in Agua Dulce, just northeast of Santa Clarita, California. Please find a complete album tracklist below.
The Afghan Whigs will perform at the annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, CA on Friday April 11th & Friday April 18th. On April 10th the band will headline an official Pre-Coachella show in Pioneertown, CA at Pappy & Harriet’s with Brody Dalle as special guest.
The band will also perform a small number of headline shows in April and May in North America in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Boston and Baltimore. There will be a special fan pre-sale beginning February 18th, with tickets available to the general public later in the week.
Pre-orders of Do to the Beast at iTunes will receive a download of “Algiers” immediately. Pre-orders of Do to the Beast on CD and LP are now available at subpop.com. LP buyers at subpop.com will receive the limited “Loser Edition” of the album on colored vinyl while supplies last.
In related news, Greg Dulli spoke with Entertainment Weekly about Do to the Beast. And later today, fans can also tune into SiriusXMU at 5pm ET to hear “Algiers” and listen to an interview with Dulli about the new album.
The Afghan Whigs Do to the Beast Tracklisting
- Parked Outside
- It Kills
- Lost in the Woods
- The Lottery
- Can Rova
- Royal Cream
- I Am Fire
- These Sticks
|Apr 10||Pioneertown, CA||Pappy & Harriet’s||Feb 18||d2tbpioneertown||Feb. 20||Buy Tix|
|Apr 11||Indio, CA||Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival||Sold Out|
|Apr 14||Portland, OR||Doug Fir||Feb 18||d2tbportland||Feb 21||Buy Tix|
|Apr 15||Seattle, WA||Showbox Market||Feb 18||d2tbseattle||Feb 21||Buy Tix|
|Apr 17||San Francisco, CA||Slim’s||Feb 19||d2tbsanfrancisco||Feb 23||Buy Tix|
|Apr 18||Indio, CA||Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival||Sold Out|
|May 15||Brooklyn, NY||Brooklyn Bowl||Feb 19||d2tbbrooklyn||Feb 21||Buy Tix|
|May 16||Boston, MA||Paradise||Feb 18||d2tbboston||Feb 21||Buy Tix|
|May 17||Baltimore, MD||Otto Bar||Feb 18||d2tbbaltimore||Feb 21||Buy Tix|