Posted in music | tour dates on December 7, 2011

Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
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On Sunday 27th May 2012 Alexandra Palace will host the first show in 13 years from Cincinnati's rock legends THE AFGHAN WHIGS. Formed in 1986, the bands career from then until 2001 saw them release six acclaimed albums highlighted by the classic Gentlemen LP in 1993. Fusing classic rock with grunge-era distortion and a heavy soul influence, Afghan Whigs were one of the most renowned live bands of their time and this long awaited reformation will no doubt be a very special event.

ATP are also pleased to confirm their return to Asbury Park, New Jersey USA where they will follow last year's debut in that city with a 2012 I'll Be Your Mirror event, the Saturday night of which will be headlined by The Afghan Whigs and curated by the Whigs' frontman Greg Dulli.

The second year of ATP I'll Be Your Mirror in Asbury Park will take place September 21st-23rd...

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As you can see in the poster, tickets will go on sale in January. More of the lineup will also be announced at that time.

All Tomorrow's Parties' I'll Be Your Mirror UK, which just lost Guided By Voices, will host The Afghan Whigs and has moved further into the "unreal" category with additions of Wolves In The Throne Room, Yob, Dirty Three, Floor, Chavez, Balam Acab, The Oh Sees, Yuck, Archers of Loaf, Demdike Stare, and Siskiyou to appearances from Sleep, Melvins, Mogwai, Codeine and Mudhoney.

Full ATP I'll Be Your Mirror UK lineup is below.


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ATP I'LL BE YOUR MIRROR UK LINEUP 2012
Friday 25th May - curated by ATP
SLAYER performing Reign In Blood
SLEEP
MELVINS
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM
YOB
+ more tbc

Saturday 26th May - curated by Mogwai

MOGWAI
DIRTY THREE
CODEINE
MUDHONEY
CHAVEZ
FLOOR
BALAM ACAB
+ more tbc

Sunday 27th May - curated by ATP

THE AFGHAN WHIGS
ARCHERS OF LOAF
THEE OH SEES
YUCK
DEMDIKE STARE
SISKIYOU
+ more tbc
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Comments (91)

awesome!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 10:51 AM

HOLLY SH*T!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 10:53 AM

how long does the subway diet usually take?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 10:56 AM

How does it work? Can you buy individual day tickets?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 10:57 AM

Afghan Whigs = Best show ever

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 11:00 AM

This is fucking awesome. "Honky's Ladder" live will be worth $249 on it's own.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 11:05 AM

I hope they tour and it is not a one off type deal..if gbv can do it so can the Whigs!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 11:08 AM

this is HHHHUUUUUGGGGGEEEEEE!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 11:11 AM

I was in Denver the night they recorded the What Jail Is Like EP, had plans to go to the show, and totally spaced it. They broke up within the year, and I have kicked myself ever since that day.

At last, my sore and bruised ass will be able to stop suffering kickings.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 11:14 AM

Wow. All the good bands that get slagged in here, yet this is the shit that you guys like.

Posted by Dave | December 7, 2011 11:14 AM

This is so fucking awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 11:15 AM

Afghan Whigs are fucking awesome 11:14, and I don't give a shit if you don't think so.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 11:15 AM

Wait - you have to fly to UK to see this right? Fuck that, I'm not gonna fly to no country where they eat congealed pigs blood for breakfast. That's nasty, baby.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 11:16 AM

^Sept in Asbury yo!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 11:18 AM

I will break with my longstanding vow to avoid all things New Jersey to attend this. I will be the crazy mofo screaming up front when Dulli starts in with "UNDAH-STAAAAAAAAAAAND ... DO YOU UNDAHSTAND?"

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 11:29 AM

So who are the shoo-ins for ATP with Dulli curating? All I can think of is Mark Lanegan (who has a new album coming out soon, so definitely)

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 11:35 AM

WHY announce these so far in advance every year? so annoying.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 11:46 AM

1146am? Why is it annoying?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 11:47 AM

Dulli would Kill for Bjork or PJ Harvey, but they won't be opening for the AW, that's for sure...

That being said, I can't wait to see the AW yet again. I've seen them countless times and I must say that they have NEVER disappointed

Posted by Ron | December 7, 2011 11:47 AM

I walked out of an Afghan Whigs show after 2 songs. 1990's worst music decade ever, please stay dead.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 11:50 AM

I think that Dulli will bring in some sweet soul music and some Sub Pop label mates.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 11:52 AM

ATP back to AP !!!!!!!!!! AWESOME !

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 11:55 AM

this so big they will have to play msg with all the demand for tickets

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 12:43 PM

excellentness.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 12:49 PM

whoa

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 12:49 PM

It's just like Christmas!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 1:00 PM

11:50 likes shit music

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 1:02 PM

let me guess....fucked up are playing.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 1:05 PM

I hope this means that seven mary three, crazy town, and circus of power will be reuniting and touring soon too!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 1:15 PM

yo 11.18 read the post... UK line up! NOT Asbury Park 2012! Douche!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 1:19 PM

^ I know that you don't want to wear those coke bottle lenses at work, dufus 1:19, but if even a retard can read the poster that says "Curated By Greg Dulli, Starting The Afghan Whigs, Asbury Park, NJ, Sept 21-23".

Guess who's the Douche! now!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 1:28 PM

**Z*I*N*G**

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 1:29 PM

lol 119 gets served like swizz beatz lol

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 1:31 PM

* crickets * crickets *

Big bad 1:19 ain't got no cajones to match his general lack of intelligence and poor reading skills I guess.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 1:36 PM

Boring. And Asbury is a dump.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 1:46 PM

1:46pm likes to stay in his condo that his parents bought in hipsterville 24/7 playing girl talk out of his apple laptop!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 1:54 PM

If Afghan Whigs are boring what excites you? Also, Asbury has changed and is now...surprisingly nice!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 2:07 PM

I don't give a fuck how much of a dump AP is, AFGHAN WHIGS ARE PLAYING THERE !!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 2:11 PM

Every now and then I come on here and see a post that makes me laugh from the gut.

Thanks 1:28. You have restored my hope in the world.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 2:15 PM

Afghan Whigs are an interesting choice for ATP. I really wonder who they will choose for the rest if the bill... I wonder if Hum may make the cut?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 2:27 PM

^Charlatans "Telling Stories" and Stone Roses..would be awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 2:38 PM

Charlatans? Not sure if a '60s rock band would be a good fit for ATP.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 2:54 PM

Charlatans UK...sorry they are also known as the Charlatans...at least in Britian mate!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 2:56 PM

Who likes poop!?!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 3:05 PM

In Britain they eat congealed pigs blood for breakfast. That's nasty.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 3:06 PM

2:07 = thinks Afghan Whigs are the pinnacle of rock. What a sad fuck.

Posted by Dave | December 7, 2011 3:08 PM

I would rather hang out with 2:07 than with you Dave 3:08. Based on the great wisdom you've brought to the table, hanging out with you would be like watching someone correct spelling mistakes on a Denny's menu.

Prove that I'm wrong, Davey boy.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 3:22 PM

ATP is always a reliable bet. Can't wait as usual. Good times.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 3:32 PM

1.28, 1.29, 1.31, 1.36 & 2.15 you need to re-read...

11.18 was informing 11.16 the entire listing (slayer, sleep, melvins...) is at NJ. NO only AWiggs! whoz the douche now?

Posted by 1.19 | December 7, 2011 3:42 PM

what is a good afghan whigs album to sink my teeth into? got one of their cds in the 90s scamming one of those 12 cds for a penny deals, but for the life of me i can't remember what it sounded like.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 3:45 PM

Show me the money bitch!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 3:51 PM

This. Rules.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 3:53 PM

Gentleman or Black Love and you are gold 3:45. I'd start there.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 3:56 PM

hey Dave..2:07 here...I asked a simple questions you still haven't answered. Me, I like hundreds of bands and wouldn't even put Afghan Whigs in my top 50 but you know what..they still put on a hell of a show and are far from boring. So let me ask this elementary question again! If you find Afghan Whigs boring..what excites you? UNDERSTAND?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 4:09 PM

Congregation is awesome as well, but Gentleman is the go-to

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 4:13 PM

1965 was a good record too!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 4:23 PM

hoot

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 4:27 PM

Congregation = great
Gentleman = classic
Black Love = must have
1965 = great.
For me, Black Love is the one that does it all. But all are at least great.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 4:27 PM

GREG FUCKING DULLI!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 4:37 PM

Seriously people, can we end the 90s nostalgia? Please?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 5:07 PM

Maybe the 80s and 90s nostalgia of recent years wouldn't be so prevalent if there was any good rock music being made today. Few and far between, my friend, evidence of such is plentiful on this here website.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 5:59 PM

I don't know about "80s and 90s nostalgia", I just know that I never got a chance to see GYBE and Afghan Whigs when they were around, and now I've seen GYBE and will be seeing AW.

I don't base my tastes on what decade they were active. I base them upon what I fucking like, you fascist troll.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 6:18 PM

^ Yeah. I agree with your sentiment. Although it's hip in 2011 to like exotic hummus blends like red pepper or dill, I still enjoy the plain flavor.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 6:39 PM

Still not sure what I just ate, but it had the essence of studied cock about it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 7:04 PM

Seems ATP will be rolling in accommodation with tickets, which certainly will make things easier this year.

Posted by BLG | December 7, 2011 9:14 PM

afghan whigs are a band you people like?

weird.

they are a quintessential 90's "also ran" in my book, and I'm certain I'm not alone.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 9:24 PM

ATP is an increasingly lame voyage into the vanity "favorite 90's bands" of the organizers.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 9:38 PM

you know who's the best choice to curate festivals of the leading modern rock bands of 2011?

people who's careers peaked 20 years ago and barely mattered even then.

this is 2nd only to indie film directors from the late 1980's, whose well known music tastes are mostly old blues and soul records.

ATP: it makes sense!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 10:05 PM

"ATP is an increasingly lame voyage into the vanity "favorite 90's bands" of the organizers."

I will take this over the always lame "Who's on tour right now oh Chairlift" way that every other fest is booked

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 12:17 AM

diminishing returns

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 12:57 AM

their music stands the test of time.. nuff said.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 2:05 AM

I totally got a chubby when I read this.

And to 9:24 + 10:05 - if you don't like the choices, don't go then. Personally I am not enamored with Portished, so I didn't go this year. No hate, just not my thing. But I don't insult them or you for liking them. That is how adults act (adults that still say "chubby" that is).

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 7:22 AM

4:27

You forgot "Up in it" and "Uptown Avondale". Two more classics.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 11:32 AM

"music satnds the test of time..." because YOU say it does?

interesting how record/download sales, concert ticket sales, critics, new bands referencing them, etc - are all factors that don't seem to agree that Afghan Whigs are essential... to anyone.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 12:29 PM

^^ Yeah, so by your logic Brittany Speers is great then?

You, sir, are a fucking moron.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 12:46 PM

oh are critics and new bands talking up britney as an influence?

no.

then you sir, are an over-the-hill, name calling, employee of the promotion company

the the afghan whigs are not an important band to anybody

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 1:26 PM

^ Speak for yourself douche. "the the afghan whigs" were a great, great band and are an influence to a lot of todays good bands. Not the tripe you listen to.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 2:12 PM

well, you got no idea what I listen to, and you just called me names, again.

this is especially sad because, if you even know who the afghan whigs are then you've got to be pushing 40 (I am also nearly 40, which is why I am even speaking about them with you at all - younger folks would just ignore this thread and move on).

so... time to grow up! does your wife approve of you calling people morons, idiots, and douches?

The aghan whigs were barely a factor, even in their day. today, many years later, they aren't even a curiosity - they are completely irrelevant old dudes. young bands and critics do not talk about them, they have no influence.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 4:25 PM

Comments here should be 3 sentences max. 3 paragraphs is pushing it

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 4:35 PM

you are way off 4:25..

I'm not even a big fan of The Afghan Whigs but ATP wouldn't have chose them to curate the US fest and headline one of their London nights if they were "barely a factor" nor would dozens of major press outlets report the news of their reunion if the were "barely a factor" nor would their be a 33 1/3 book written about one of their albums if they were "barely a factor" You speak entirely for yourself and your own opinions when you question their relevance.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 8:24 PM

If 2:25/8:24/etc. was old enough to have been there, I GUARANTEE that she would have stated the same emphatic and tragically wrong assessment of Velvet Underground. "OH, yeah, Sister Ray is music? How many albums did they sell? Who did they influence (prior to 1980)?"

Go ahead sister, prove that I'm wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 9:28 PM

huh.. who are you talking to ?

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 10:07 PM

sorry, didn't mean to group you with the haters 8:24. my bad.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 10:20 PM

4:25..

I'm over 40. "Does MY WIFE approve?..." HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!!
Take your balls out of the jar under the sink your wife keeps YOUR BALLS in and man up. You're still a douche.

8:24 couldn't be more right.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2011 9:38 AM

I can't judge until I see at least 5 other bands announced. but off the bat I feel deflated after high hopes with last year being amazing. I used to hate Asbury Park until ATP last fall. I have to say both venues are perfect and the ATP crowd kicks ass.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2012 8:55 PM

Finally, ATP comes to America, though, lineup could be better *sigh, last's year UK one was amazing, fuck.

The Mars Volta plays De-loused in its entirety lol

Posted by Sam | January 19, 2012 3:24 PM

Sam what is wrong with you ATP has been doing festivals in the USA for years.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2012 3:29 PM

nig. gers!

Posted by nigger | January 21, 2012 1:51 AM

when they going announce who is playing and selling tixs????? come on january is almost over

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2012 11:22 AM

not boring to me

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