AFGHAN WHIGS RELEASE NEW SINGLE “A LINE OF SHOTS”
The Afghan Whigs release “A Line Of Shots”, the band’s third single from their upcoming album How do you burn? Released September 9, 2022 via Royal Cream/BMG. All streaming platforms here. (photo credit John Curley/Courtesy The Afghan Whigs)
After feeling the public reaction to the song during their May 2022 US tour, it was clear the single needed its moment in the sun. The group’s new album made it to the most anticipated summer 2022 album lists at Fork, Brooklyn Vegan and Forbes.
Fans can pre-order How do you burn? HERE
In support of How do you burn?, The Afghan Whigs will embark on a short European summer race starting this weekend in the UK. A larger tour will begin this fall in the United States and Europe and will begin in Minneapolis on September 9.e to the Fine Line and ending at the newly reopened KOKO in London on November 6e. Tickets are on sale now for all shows.
How do you burn?their ninth album overall and following the widely acclaimed pair of records they have previously made since their reunion in 2012, Make to the Beast (2014) and Shovel (2017). How do you burn? takes over each of these records and directs it towards the horizon. Work on it began in September 2020 – with the COVID pandemic having forced Whigs frontman/songwriter Greg Dulli to abandon touring plans for his much-loved solo album, ‘Random Desire’ – and continued over the next 14 months.
The global pandemic has also dictated that the band record largely apart and in different locations from each other: Dulli, his co-producer Christopher Thorn and drummer Patrick Keeler together in California; bassist John Curley, guitarist Jon Skibic and string man Rick Nelson setting up and designing their own parts in Cincinnati, New Jersey and New Orleans, respectively.
For his supporting roles, Dulli called on several serial collaborators including the late Marc Lanegan, who was a regular at Dulli’s Twilight Singerspartner of The Gutter Twins and a close friend. Lanegan makes his Afghan Whigs debut singing backup vocals on two tracks. “Mark named the album,” Dulli remarked.
Suzanne Marshallwho sang on the album Whigs 1965returns to the fray for “Catch A Colt”, one of the album’s most striking tracks, loose as Certain girlsfrom the days of the Rolling Stones and with the liquid polyrhythms of Fleetwood Mac’s Defense.
The all-rounder Van Huntwho toured with the Whigs in 2012 and guest on Make to the Beastbrings his stacked, wall-to-wall vocals to both the plunging, voodoo blues of “Jyja” and the bold “Take Me There”, turning the latter, says Dulli, “into this wild gospel song. We sing very well together, but what Van does in terms of production…it’s relentless.
So there is Marcy Mayslead singer of ‘My Curse’, the culmination of 1993’s seminal songgentlemen‘, reprising his role here on the celestial “Domino and Jimmy”, playing Stevie Nicks to Dulli’s Lindsey Buckingham. “I wrote this song with Marcy in mind,” Dulli says. “No one sounds like her; she has an incredibly unique, emotional and evocative voice.
The Afghan Whigs – Dulli, Curley, Nelson, Keeler and with Christopher Thorn now joining the band on guitar – will take How do you burn? on the road all year round. Beyond that, says Dulli, their future is gloriously wide open.
How do you burn? Track list
- I will show you God
- the getaway
- Catch a foal
- Please, baby, please
- A line of fire
- Domino and Jimmy
- take me there
- In fire
EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR DATES
23/07 Brighton, United Kingdom Concorde 2
07/24 Suffolk, UK Latitude Festival
26/07 Frankfurt, Germany Batschkapp
28/07 Vienna, Austria Flex
07/29 Prague, Czech Republic Lucerna Music Bar
30/07 Berlin, Germany Metropolitan
08/01 Oslo, Norway Parkteatret stage
08/02 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser
08/03 Copenhagen, Denmark Amager Bio
08/05 Hamburg, Germany Uebel & Gefährlich (half house)
08/06 Nijmegen, Netherlands Roosje Live In Park @ Openluchttheater Goffert
08/08 Stuttgart, Germany Im Wizemann
08/09 Cologne, Germany Luxor
08/10 Lokeren, Belgium Lokersee Feesten
FALL HEADLINE USA TOUR DATES
09/09 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe
09/10 Chicago, Illinois Metro
11/09 Cincinnati, Ohio Bogarts
09/12 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
9/14 Washington, D.C. 9:30 a.m. Club
09/15 Brooklyn, New York Brooklyn Steel
09/16 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Underground Arts
09/17 Boston, MA Paradise
09/20 Charlottesville, Virginia Jefferson Theater
09/21 Asheville, NC The Gray Eagle
09/22 Birmingham, AL Saturn
09/24 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
09/28 Austin, Texas Mohawk
09/29 Dallas, TX The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
10/01 Denver, CO Gothic Theater
02/10 Salt Lake City, UT The Commonwealth Room
05/10 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
06/10 Seattle, WA The Showbox
08/10 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
09/10 Dana Point, CA Ohana Again
10/11 Tucson, AZ 191 Toole
10/12 Los Angeles, CA Belasco Theater
FALL HEADLINE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
10/22 Madrid, Spain Teatro Barceló
23/10 Barcelona, Spain Apolo 2
10/25 Milan, Italy Santeria
10/26 Rome, Italy Largo
10/28 Munich, Germany Freiheithalle
29/10 Zurich, Switzerland Bogen W
10/30 Luxembourg Den Atelier
01/11 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso
11/02 Antwerp, Belgium From Roma
11/04 Manchester, United Kingdom Cathedral
11/05 Glasgow, United Kingdom St. Lukes
11/06 London, United Kingdom KOKO