2017 tour schedule begins May 23rd with sold-out show at New York's The Apollo Theatre
In Spades available worldwide from Sub Pop
on May 5th
"Arabian Heights" is the driving new track from the The Afghan Whigs forthcoming album, In Spades, due out May 5th worldwide from Sub Pop. The song exudes the gutbucket exoticism of Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti writ large, driven by drummer Patrick Keeler's bravura, tribal cadences. Greg Dulli says of Keeler's contribution, "Rick [Nelson, who engineered the album] got incredible drum sounds, and what Patrick does on that song is a master class in drumming."
In Spades is now available for preorder on CD / 180 gram-LP / CS / DL from Sub Pop. The album, led by the single "Demon In Profile" and the aforementioned "Arabian Heights," alongside standouts "Oriole," "Copernicus," 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.
Q Magazine raved about the album in their new issue saying "Demonic pain experienced in the midnight hours suits both him (Dulli) and his band. No wonder then that this matches some of their best work." (4 Stars)
LP pre-orders of In Spades 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.
In further exciting news, The Afghan Whigs will be performing a sold out show at The Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY on Tuesday, May 23rd. "We are thrilled to be performing at The Apollo," 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 Afghan Whigs have also announced their first set of dates in support of In Spades in Europe. The band will visit 17 countries this summer including performances at Primavera Sound and Northside Festival. Ed Harcourt will be supporting on all European headline shows.
Check the Tour page for the latest scheduled dates.
April 19, 2017 10:00 AM