The Afghan Whigs To Perform At The Legendary Apollo Theater In Harlem On May 23rd
Photo credit: Chris Cuffaro
Sub Pop to release The Afghan Whigs In Spades, their spellbinding new album, worldwide on May 5th
The Afghan Whigs will be performing at The Apollo Theater onTuesday May 23rd. Tickets will go on sale this Friday March 24th[link here]. Special guests The Budos Band will serve as direct support for the show.
“We are thrilled to be performing at The Apollo,” band leader Greg Dulli remarked. “So many of my heroes both musical and otherwise have graced the stage there and it will be our honor to do so as well.”
The legendary Apollo Theater—the soul of American culture—has served as a center of innovation and a creative catalyst for Harlem, the city of New York, and the world since its opening in 1913. With music at its core, the Apollo’s programming extends to dance, theater, performance art, spoken word initiatives, and more. Among the countless legendary performers who launched their careers at the Apollo are D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Gladys Knight, Luther Vandross, and Stevie Wonder; and the Apollo’s forward-looking artistic vision continues to build on this legacy.
The Afghan Whigs In Spades, the group’s spellbinding new album, will be available on CD / 180 gram-LP / CS / DL worldwide on May 5th from Sub Pop. The album, led by the single “Demon In Profile,” and standouts “Oriole,” “Copernicus,” “Arabian Heights” and “Toy Automatic,” is the follow-up to the band’s internationally acclaimed Do to the Beast. In Spades, written and produced by Greg Dulli, was recorded in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Memphis and Joshua Tree.
The Afghan Whigs have also delivered a new video for “Demon In Profile,” directed by longtime collaborator Phil Harder [link here].
In Spades is now available for preorder from Sub Pop, The Afghan Whigs official website, and select independent retailers [link here]. LP pre-orders will receive the “Loser” edition on 180-gram, white-chocolate vinyl (while supplies last). A new T-shirt design, along with cassette versions of The Afghan Whigs classic Sub Pop albums Up In It and Congregation, are now also available.
The Afghan Whigs have also announced their first set of dates in support of In Spades in Europe. The band will visit 14 countries this summer including performances at Primavera Sound and Northside Festival. Ed Harcourt will be supporting on all European headline shows.
The Afghan Whigs Tour Schedule May 23 - Harlem, NY – The Apollo Theater May 26 - Manchester, UK - Cathedral May 27 - Glasgow, UK - ABC May 28 - Dublin, IE - Academy May 30 - London, UK - Koko Jun. 01 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival Jun. 03 - Bologna, IT - Zona Roveri Jun. 04 - Zagreb, HR - Tvornica Kulture Jun. 06 - Warsaw, PL - Palladium Jun. 07 - Berlin, DE - Kesselhaus Jun. 09 - Aarhus, DK - Northside Festival Jun.10 - Oslo, NO - Vulkan Jun.12 - Hamburg, DE - Gruenspan Jun.13 - Frankfurt, DE - Batschkapp Jun.14 - Antwerp, BE - Trix Jun.15 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique Aug. 04 - Vienna, AT - WUK Aug. 05 - Prague, CZ - Lucerna Music Bar Aug. 06 - Zurich, CH - Mascotte Aug. 08 - Munich, DE - Backstage Halle Aug. 09 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
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