The Afghan Whigs – comprising frontman/guitarist Greg Dulli, bassist John Curley, multi-instrumentalist Rick Nelson, drummer Patrick Keeler and new guitarist  Christopher Thorn (Blind Melon) today announced their return to the UK and Europe for the first time in five years this summer.  

The band has a total of fifteen shows scheduled in Spain, UK, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands and Belgium. The run includes three previously announced festival performances at Azkena Rock Festival, Lokersee Feesten and Latitude Festival.

Tickets for all headline shows will go on sale this Friday.  Full tour schedule listed below.

Last month The Afghan Whigs released an electrifying new single “I’ll Make You See God,” their first new music since 2017’s album In Spades. The propulsive, driving rock track is also featured in the upcoming PlayStation game Gran Turismo 7 (out March 4th) and the single is being released via Royal Cream/BMG. Listen to the track here: https://theafghanwhigs.lnk.to/IMYSGPR . Watch the lyric video here: https://youtu.be/i5r_vOBgiC8 .

“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 early-to-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 Sabbath riff.

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 SUMMER UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
17/06/22           SPAIN                          Vittoria              Azkena Rock Festival            
23/07/22           UK                                Brighton            Concorde 2
24/07/22           UK                                Suffolk              Latitude Festival
26/07/22           GERMANY                   Frankfurt           Batschkapp
28/07/22           AUSTRIA                      Vienna              Flex
29/07/22           CZECH REPUBLIC       Prague             Lucerna Music Bar
30/07/22           GERMANY                   Berlin                Metropol
01/08/22           NORWAY                     Oslo                 Parkteatret
02/08/22           SWEDEN                      Stockholm         Debaser
03/08/22           DENMARK                    Copenhagen     Amager Bio
05/08/22           GERMANY                   Hamburg          Uebel & Gefährlich (Half House)
06/08/22           NETHERLANDS            Nijmegen          Roosje Live In Park @ Openluchttheater Goffert
08/08/22           GERMANY                   Stuttgart           Im Wizemann
09/08/22           GERMANY                   Cologne            Luxor
10/08/22           BELGIUM                     Lokeren            Lokersee Feesten