The first new recording from the Afghan Whigs in over five years was released this morning, and is currently streaming live at Rollingstone.com. The single will also be released to radio outlets. “See and Don’t See” is a cover of a song originally recorded by Marie “Queenie” Lyons in 1970. You can stream the original at Youtube. The song will be made available for free download at noon via theafghanwhigs.com and Facebook.
Village Voice offered a preview of the upcoming New York shows with an overview of the Afghan Whigs reunion and a few new quotes from Greg Dulli. “I felt connected to that person, I did. In a lot of ways, [revisiting the back catalog] was emotional anthropology,” Dulli says. “You’re going back and examining someone who used to live and breathe and feel those stories.” Read the article
Cincinnati.com has an overview of the Afghan Whigs reunion so far, including some choice quotes from bassist John Curley. “I think it would be shocking for there to be new Afghan Whigs dates and not play in Cincinnati.” Read the article
May 23rd at Bowery Ballroom in NYC The fan pre-sale begins Wednesday, May 9 at 10AM EST. PRE-SALE LINK | Password: whigsnyc Also, the band announced it will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on May 22nd. This will be the band’s first televised performance in over ten years. Update: The pre-sale sold out in minutes. There will be a VERY limited number of tickets on sale this Friday at noon EST. Update 2: All tickets are officially listed as SOLD OUT.
Greg Dulli interview on ARA City Radio in Luxembourg. He discusses the genesis of the Afghan Whigs reunion and what he expects from the summer shows.
The Afghan Whigs have added a second show in Tel Aviv, Israel to their 2012 itinerary. The band will perform a two-night stand June 15th and 16th at The Barby. Tickets and Information
There’s a great interview with Greg Dulli over at The Skinny in which he reflects on all of the Afghan Whigs’ releases as well as looking forward to the upcoming tour and beyond. Greg gives more details about newly recorded cover songs and the touring party. Some choice quotes follow after the jump. Read the full article
In addition to their sold out date at Splendour in the Grass, The Afghan Whigs have added two shows to their Australian itinerary. 07/25/12 Melbourne, The Hi-Fi Tickets and Info 07/26/12 Sydney, The Factory Tickets and Info Press: Noise11 Mess and Noise TheMusic.com.au
Twilight Singers and Gutter Twins guitarist Dave Rosser will join The Afghan Whigs on their summer tour dates. Rosser broke the news on his blog yesterday: As it turns out, the best way to avoid the sweltering hurricane-laden summer in New Orleans is to go on tour with your best friends around the world playing face-melting rock and roll. So, be seeing some of you sooner than anticipated. The band will perform as a six-piece with original members Greg Dulli (vocals, guitar), Rick McCollum (guitar)…
The Afghan Whigs will perform at Terminal 5 in New York City on October 5th with special guests Eagles of Death Metal. General on sale date is this Friday at noon. However there will be a pre-sale beginning tomorrow at 10AM EST. Pre-sale Link: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00004892BC28B8BF Password: AfghanWhigs2012 More Info