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The Afghan Whigs unveil new album In Spades: Stream

Plus, Greg Dulli & the alt-rock icons map out a North American fall tour

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    The Afghan Whigs are set to release their latest album, In Spades, on May 5th through Sub Pop. In anticipation, the LP is streaming in full down below via Stereogum.

    The 12-track collection was recorded in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Memphis, and Joshua Tree, with bandleader Greg Dulli handling all writing and production duties. Guitarist Dave Rosser, despite recently being diagnosed with inoperable cancer, also contributed.

    In Spades follows 2014’s Do to the Beast, the alt-rock icons’ first album in 16 years. According to Dulli, the touring they did in support of that comeback effort helped pave the way for the new album. “I think making that last album blew a lot of wind in the sails,” he explained to Billboard. “Doing the tour and being able to play new material was like blood for us. We continued with the momentum and kept on going ’til we got something we liked.”

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    Dulli has described the band’s latest material as “spooky.” “I like that it’s veiled,” he added. “It’s not a concept album per se, but as I began to assemble it, I saw an arc and followed it. To me it’s about memory – in particular, how quickly life and memory can blur together.”

    In Spades Artwork:

    afghanwhigs inspades 3000px The Afghan Whigs unveil new album In Spades: Stream

    In Spades Tracklist:
    01. Birdland
    02. Arabian Heights
    03. Demon in Profile
    04. Toy Automatic
    05. Oriole
    06. Copernicus
    07. The Spell
    08. Light as a Feather
    09. I Got Lost
    10. Into the Floor

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    In addition to the LP stream, The Afghan Whigs have announced a new North American tour for the fall. Kicking off in September, it will feature a lineup of Dulli, bassist John Curley, guitarists Rosser and Jon Skibic, drummer Patrick Keeler, and multi-instrumentalist Rick Nelson. Har Mar Superstar, who starred in the group’s video for lead single “Demon in Profile”, will open all dates.

    The Afghan Whigs 2017 Tour Dates:
    05/23 – New York, NY @ The Apollo Theater
    05/26 – Manchester, UK @ Cathedral
    05/27 – Glasgow, UK @ ABC
    05/28 – Dublin, IE @ Academy
    05/30 – London, UK @ Koko
    06/01 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Festival
    06/03 – Bologna, IT @ Zona Roveri
    06/04 – Zagreb, HR @ Tvornica Kulture
    06/06 – Warsaw, PL @ Palladium
    06/07 – Berlin, DE @ Kesselhaus
    06/09 – Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival
    06/10 – Oslo, NO @ Vulkan
    06/12 – Hamburg, DE @ Gruenspan
    06/13 – Frankfurt, DE @ Batschkapp
    06/14 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix
    06/15 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
    08/04 – Vienna, AT @ WUK
    08/05 – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar
    08/06 – Zurich, CH @ Mascotte
    08/08 – Munich, DE @ Backstage Halle
    08/09 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
    08/10-12 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West Festival
    08/13 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
    09/06 – Orlando, FL @ The Social %
    09/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West %
    09/08 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
    09/09 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club %
    09/11 – Richmond, VA @ The National %
    09/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer %
    09/14 – Boston, MA @ Paradise %
    09/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel %
    09/18 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount %
    09/19 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House %
    09/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave %
    09/22 – Chicago, IL @ Metro %
    09/23 – Chicago, IL @ Metro %
    09/24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall %
    09/26 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews %
    09/28 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s %
    09/29 – Nashville, TN @ Exit IN %
    09/30 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn %
    10/12 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up %
    10/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre %
    10/14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore %
    10/16 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom %
    10/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre %
    10/18 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox %
    10/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge %
    10/21 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre %
    10/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar %
    10/24 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk %
    10/25 – Dallas, TX @ Trees %
    10/26 – Houston, TX @ Heights Theater %
    10/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music + Arts Festival

    % = w/ Har Mar Superstar

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