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
08/14/12 Warsaw, Palladium – Tickets 08/15/12 Prague, Lucerna Music Bar – Tickets
The Afghan Whigs have been confirmed for Australia’s Splendour in the Grass festival on Friday, July 27th. Tickets and Information here.
Week three of Rolling Stone’s Baseball Panel asks the question: What is the best baseball movie? Read all the responses Greg Dulli’s response: The Bad News Bears. I read once where someone called it the Casablanca of kids movies, and I agree. It’s quotable and the character interaction is memorable because it’s so well written. One of Walter Matthau’s finest moments as an actor and Tatum O’Neal and Jackie Earle Haley are wise beyond their years. Vic Morrow is fantastic as the antagonistic asshole Yankees…
Week 2 of Rolling Stone’s “High and Tight” baseball roundtable is online. Greg Dulli contributed the following as an answer to: What are the three things you’d do if you were the commissioner of Major League Baseball for a day? 1. No batting gloves. I’m tired of watching guys fiddle with their gloves between every pitch. It makes the game longer than I need to be there. Toughen up your sissy hands and play baseball. Vlad Guerrero doesn’t need batting gloves and neither do you….
The 2012 lineup of Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival will include a performance by The Afghan Whigs. The festival is August 3-5 in Grant Park. The performance times will be released in June. Cincinnati Citybeat’s Reaction