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The Afghan Whigs Dublin Show Moved To The Academy
Watch: The Afghan Whigs' New Video For "Lost in the Woods"
Preview Gentlemen at 21
The Afghan Whigs Announce First Ever Performance in Mexico
Gentlemen at 21

The Afghan Whigs Dublin Show Moved To The Academy

 

Due to high demand, The Afghan Whigs' show at Whelan's in Dublin, IE on February 2nd 2015 has now been moved to The Academy. All tickets previously purchased for Whelan's will be honored at the new venue.

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December 10, 2014 12:56 PM

Watch: The Afghan Whigs' New Video
For "Lost in the Woods"

New European Tour To Begin In February 2015

Following the Western-themed revenge drama of "Algiers" and the kinetic "Matamoros" videos, comes the dream like "Lost in the Woods," the latest visual from The Afghan Whigs' Do to the Beast, directed by Phil Harder.

Stereogum says of the video, "Longtime Whigs collaborator Phil Harder directed the clip, which successfully transports the band's back-alley soul catharsis to a different kind of shady environment (see North American premiere October 29th)."

The Afghan Whigs are currently wrapping up their North American tour in support of Do to the Beast, with a show tonight, October 29th in Denver at the Bluebird Theatre and October 31st in Austin at The Mohawk. The band has just announced this morning a second European tour which will commence in early 2015, beginning February 2nd in Dublin, IE at Whelans and ending with a show on February 24th in Tel Aviv, IL at Barby. For the most up to date information and tickets please visit the tour page.

The Afghan Whigs' Do to the Beast is the group's acclaimed new album and first-ever U.S. & U.K. Top 40 album debut: In the U.S. the album entered the Billboard Top 200 album chart at No. 32 and in the U.K., Do to the Beast entered at No. 40.

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October 29, 2014 10:15 AM

Preview Gentlemen at 21

 

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Preview tracks from Gentlemen at 21 here:​

"Debonair" Demo Version via Entertainment Weekly »

"Gentlemen" Demo Version via Stereogum »

Gentlemen at 21 is available on double CD, single vinyl, and digitally On October 27th. A triple LP deluxe edition with the bonus material will be issued November 28 on 180-gram vinyl for Record Store Day's Black Friday. More information »

October 23, 2014 9:26 AM

The Afghan Whigs Announce
First Ever Performance in Mexico

November 15th - Mexico City - Pasagüero
Tickets On Sale Tomorrow At 12:00PM CDT

The Afghan Whigs will perform for the first time ever in Mexico on November 15th at Pasagüero. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 12PM CDT and can be purchased here: https://the-afghan-whigs-en-mexico.boletia.com/ or directly at the box office at Pasagüero.

October 2, 2014 11:00 AM

Gentlemen at 21

Rhino To Release 21st Anniversary Edition
Of The Afghan Whigs Album 'Gentlemen'

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Deluxe Edition Of Landmark Album Features Remastered Audio Along
With Rare B-Sides, Live Performances And Previously Unreleased Demos
Available On CD, Vinyl, And Digitally On October 27th
Band Adds Brooklyn Show To Current Tour On October 5th

If there is one album fully deserving of a coming of age celebration, it is The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen. Since its original release in October of 1993, Gentlemen's lore has grown in stature as fans new and old continue to embrace the album. 33 1/3 published a book about the album in 2008 and Stereogum proclaimed just last month, "From its bombastic opening to its understated end, Gentlemen remains a fine example of what exactly independent rock music is capable of accomplishing."

Rhino are proud to present the deluxe editions of the band's landmark album with GENTLEMEN AT 21. The release features the original album newly remastered along with bonus content consisting of rare B-Sides, live performances and previously unreleased demos. In the UK, GENTLEMEN AT 21 will be released by Mute.

GENTLEMEN AT 21 presents the original record's 11 tracks, updated but still retaining the 1993 album's blistering swagger. The same 11 tracks that have made a visceral connection with fans over the last 21 years - the deeply dark and confessional lyrical content, the no-frills production qualities, and Greg Dulli's soul-baring vocal performances captured on tape. In addition GENTLEMEN AT 21 includes all the original demos for the album, which were recorded at John Curley's Ultrasuede studio space in Cincinnati. These eight tracks show the stark foundation of the songs, giving a deep insight into the creation of the album while at the same time revealing some remarkable moments caught on tape. 

The bonus material also includes the original Debonair single b-sides, including "Mr. Superlove" and a cover of the southern blue-eyed soul classic "Dark End of the Street," along with three songs recorded live for KTCL in Denver, previously issued on the What Jail Is Like EP. The set comes packaged with a faithful reproduction of the original sleeve art and its striking front cover image, a homage to Nan Goldin's iconic "Nan and Brian in Bed, New York City," that has proven to elicit just as profound a connection for the fans as the music on the album.

GENTLEMEN AT 21 arrives on October 27th as a 2-CD set for $19.98, digitally for $14.99 as well as the single original remastered LP for $24.98. A triple LP deluxe edition with the bonus material will be issued on November 28 on 180-gram vinyl for Record Store Day at $59.98.

Recorded in Memphis at Ardent Studios and originally released by Elektra Records on October 5th 1993, the album was the band's major label debut after recording two full-length albums for Sub Pop.  In the original 1993 biography for the album, Dulli commented: "It was a bad year for me and some of my friends, in terms of relationships and dealing with some of my own little ghosts. A year of just some kinds of remembrances and stuff that I guess I will never be able to forget, especially since I wrote it all down and made a record out of it."  21 years later, we're still all glad he did.

Earlier this year, The Afghan Whigs released their first new album in sixteen years on Sub Pop - Do to the Beast. The band recently embarked on an extensive North American tour, which is underway right now.  A new show on October 5th at the Music Hall in Williamsburg in Brooklyn has just been added to the tour schedule today.  In honor of the 21st Anniversary of original release date for Gentlemen (October 5th 1993), Bowery Presents have priced tickets at $21 dollars each.  Tickets will go on sale this Friday.

GENTLEMEN AT 21 - TRACK LISTING

Disc One
1.    "If I Were Going"
2.    "Gentlemen"
3.    "Be Sweet"
4.    "Debonair"
5.    "When We Two Parted"
6.    "Fountain And Fairfax"
7.    "What Jail Is Like"
8.    "My Curse"
9.    "Now You Know"
10.    "I Keep Coming Back"
11.    "Brother Woodrow/Closing Prayer"

Disc Two
The Demos
1.    "If I Were Going"
2.    "Gentlemen"
3.    "Be Sweet"
4.    "Debonair"
5.    "When We Two Parted"
6.    "Fountain And Fairfax"
7.    "What Jail Is Like"
8.    "My Curse"
9.    "Now You Know"
10.     "Brother Woodrow"
The B-Sides
11.    "Little Girl Blue" 
12.    "Ready"
13.    "Mr. Superlove"
14.    "Dark End Of The Street"
15.    "What Jail Is Like" (Live)
16.    "Now You Know" (Live)
17.    "My World Is Empty Without You/I Hear A Symphony" (Live)

Tracks 1-8 Demos Recorded At Ultrasuede
Tracks 9-10 Instrumental Rough Mixes, Ardent Studios
Tracks 15-17 Recorded Live For KTCL At The Mercury Café, Denver, CO, May 10th, 1994 
 

September 8, 2014 10:00 AM

the afghan whigs: do to the beast

Now Available: The first all-new album from The Afghan Whigs in 16 years: Do to the Beast



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