4/22/2020

Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs) Announces Re-Scheduling of North American Tour

AFGHAN WHIGS FRONTMAN GREG DULLI ANNOUNCES RE-SCHEDULING OF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR


 OUT NOW VIA ROYAL CREAM/ BMG
In February, Greg Dulli, frontman of The Afghan Whigs and The Twilight Singers, released his first-ever solo record, Random Desire, out via Royal Cream/BMG. Along with it, Dulli had planned a full slate of North American tour dates due to kick off in Minneapolis on April 24th. Due to COVID-19, the tour will not go on as planned and most dates have been rescheduled.

The start of the North American tour has now been officially pushed back to the fall. Dulli is hoping to begin on September 13th in Minneapolis at 7th St Entry.  

A few notable changes to the dates:

Detroit - The show at St. Andrew’s Hall has been cancelled. Refunds available at point of purchase. We’ll be announcing a new Detroit show at a later date.
Toronto - The show has been moved to the Horseshoe Tavern. All previously purchased tickets will be valid. 
Washington D.C. - The show at the 9:30 Club has been cancelled. Refunds available at point of purchase. We’ll be announcing a new Washington D.C. show at a later date.
New York City - The show at Webster Hall has been cancelled. Refunds available at point of purchase. We’ll be announcing a new New York show at a later date.  
Denver - This show has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. 
Seattle - The show has been moved to The Crocodile. All previously purchased tickets will be valid.  
Portland - The show has been moved to Star Theater. All previously purchased tickets will be valid.  

Besides that, all previously announced venues are the same and all previously purchased tickets are still valid for the new dates. 

We hope to see you all soon. Stay safe.
Photo Credit: Maciek Jasik


Greg Dulli Rescheduled Dates:

Sept 13 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN 
Sept 14 - Metro - Chicago, IL 
Sept 15 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH 
Sept 17 - Woodward Theater - Cincinnati. OH 
Sept 19 - Mr. Smalls - Pittsburgh, PA 
Sept 21 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA 
Sept 23 - Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON CANADA 
Sept 29 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
Sept 30 - Cat’s Cradle - Carrboro, NC 
Oct 1 - The Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC 
Oct 3 - The Loft - Atlanta, GA 
Oct 4 - One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA 
Oct 6 - 3Ten @ ACL Live - Austin, TX 
Oct 7 - Granada Theater - Dallas, TX 
Oct 11 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA 
Oct 12 - Star Theater - Portland, OR 
Oct 14 - August Hall - San Francisco, CA 
Oct 16- Palace Theater - Los Angeles, CA 
 
More about ‘Random Desire’:
Random Desire started in the aftermath of the last Whigs record, 2017’s In Spades, which Pitchfork named one of the best rock records of the year, hailing it as a “heavy, menacing work of indie rock majesty…thrilling and unsettling.” Drummer Patrick Keeler was about to take a short sabbatical to record and tour with his other band, The Raconteurs. Dulli’s longtime collaborator, bassist John Curley went back to school, and there was the tragic death of the band’s guitarist, Dave Rosser. 

In response, Dulli returned to his teenage bedroom roots, finding musical inspiration via the model of one-man-band visionaries Prince and Todd Rundgren. The Los Angeles-by-way-of-Hamilton Ohio native wrote nearly every part of the record from piano lines to drums to bass riffs. As always, the music came first and the lyrics were completed later. Recording and writing way stations included his home in Silver Lake, the village of Crestline high up in the mountains above San Bernardino, and New Orleans. But the bulk was finished amidst the arid beauty and stark isolation of Joshua Tree (at the studio of engineer Christopher Thorn). Dulli handled most instrumentation, but an all-star cast of characters appear across the track-listing including The Whigs’ guitarist Jon Skibic and multi-instrumentalist Rick G. Nelson, Mathias Schneeberger (Twilight Singers), pedal steel wizard, upright bassist, and physician Dr. Stephen Patt, guitarist Mark McGuire (Emeralds) and drummer Jon Theodore (Queens of the Stone Age, The Mars Volta). 

Clocking in at a lean 37 minutes, Random Desire is a clinic put on by a veteran master operating at the height of his powers, offering evidence of the hard-fought and weary wisdom learned from setbacks and victories alike. A lucid, confident and self-assured document of the songs of experience, the perils of existence, and the possibilities that offer themselves anew with each breath. Another death and rebirth from an outlaw who has seen it all and somehow lived to tell. 

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