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

  1. I will show you God
  2. the getaway
  3. Catch a foal
  4. jyja
  5. Please, baby, please
  6. A line of fire
  7. Domino and Jimmy
  8. take me there
  9. Concealer
  10. In fire


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


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


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

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