The Afghan Whigs
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The Afghan Whigs – comprising frontman/guitarist Greg Dulli, bassist John Curley, multiinstrumentalist
Rick Nelson, drummer Patrick Keeler and new guitarist Christopher Thorn
(Blind Melon) – are also announcing a brief run of U.S. tour dates beginning May 11th in
Fort Lauderdale, FL. The band will be hitting intimate venues across the east coast,
midwest and southeast including Nashville’s The Basement East, Atlanta’s Terminal West
and culminating in a performance at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on May
Tickets for all shows will go on sale this Friday. Full tour schedule listed below.
“I’ll Make You See God” is a combustible head-banger, showcasing Greg Dulli’s
powerhouse vocals, still soaring after thirty years since the band’s inception in 1986.
“That’s one of the hardest rock songs we’ve ever done,” remarked Greg Dulli. “It was
written and performed on sheer adrenalin.”
From their inception in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1986, the Afghan Whigs have never played
by the rules of convention. Against the plaid-and-grunge-shaded backdrop of the earlyto-
mid-‘90s, the Whigs stood apart from their contemporaries by virtue of attiring in suits
and being way more likely to slide on up into a Marvin Gaye groove than rehash a Black
They stand apart still. Twenty-six years down the line, bands simply aren’t supposed to
be making the most vaulting and thrilling music of their lives. Returning from an 11-year
hiatus in 2012, the Whigs have brightened their canon with two more widely-acclaimed
records digging yet deeper into the rich seam of their influences, ‘Do to the Beast’ (2014)
and ‘In Spades’ (2017).
The Afghan Whigs