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Gentlemen at 21
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The Afghan Whigs Cover The Police's "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
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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 28th
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 28th 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 to Perform at the Metro in Chicago

 

The Afghan Whigs are pleased to announce new a show at The Metro in Chicago, IL on Friday October 10th. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday at Noon CST. A special fan pre-sale begins tomorrow at 1PM CST. Password: d2tbchicago

For tickets: Etix.com

September 3, 2014 2:30 PM

The Afghan Whigs To Perform On KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic

 

The Afghan Whigs will perform several songs from their latest album Do to the Beast on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley on Monday August 25th at 11:15AM PDT.

You can watch the performance here: KCRW.com

August 22, 2014 12:32 PM

The Afghan Whigs Cover The Police's "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"

North American Tour Begins August 26th

The Afghan Whigs have turned in a slow burn cover of The Police's Ghost in the Machine classic, "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic." Entertainment Weekly says of the song, "Dulli and company have brought that spooky undercurrent to the front, and infused the Police's composition with the dark and dangerous sensuality they specialize in" (see EW.com August 14th). The track was recorded during the sessions for the band's current Sub Pop album Do to the Beast.

The Afghan Whigs will kick off their North American trek with a performance on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" the morning of Monday August 25th. The tour begins the following evening on August 26th with a two-night stand at Doug Fir in Portland, OR. Joining the band on drums for the North American tour will be Patrick Keeler (Raconteurs, Greenhornes). Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, the August 31st show in Boise, ID has now been cancelled. For the most up to date information and tickets please visit the Tour page.

Earlier this week, Sub Pop also announced The Afghan Whigs' leader Greg Dulli's collaboration with author & longtime friend Danny Bland for I Apologize in Advance for the Awful Things I'm Gonna Do.... Awful Things... is a 120-page, full-color, paperback collection of haiku written by Bland and is the first published collection featuring Dulli's photography, with calligraphy by Exene Cervenka (co-founder of the band X).

Click here to view The Afghan Whigs 2014 North American Tour Dates

August 14, 2014 11:07 AM

The Afghan Whigs Add Boston Show to Fall US Tour

 

The Afghan Whigs will perform at Boston Royale on Tuesday September 30th. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday at 10AM EST. A special fan pre-sale will begin this Wednesday at 10AM. Special guest Joseph Arthur will serve as support.

Password: d2tbboston

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004CF0B79C9436

July 21, 2014 5:42 PM

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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