Posted in music | tour dates on February 18, 2014

by Bill Pearis

still from "Algiers" video
Whigs

Afghan Whigs have released the first track from the band's anticipated comeback album, Do the Beast. "Algiers" is a dusty Spaghetti Western of a track, complete with castanets, tremeloed minor chords and twangy leads. The video carries the theme further and you can watch that below. The album's out April 18 on Sub Pop.

We knew Afghan Whigs would be playing Coachella but Greg Dulli and the band will be playing other shows this spring, including Brooklyn Bowl on May 15. Tickets go on presale on Wednesday (2/19) at 10 AM (password is "d2tbbrooklyn"), with the general sale beginning Friday (2/21) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed, plus the video of the new single, below...

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Afghan Whigs - 2014 Tour Dates
Apr 10 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet's
Apr 11 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Apr 14 Portland, OR Doug Fir
Apr 15 Seattle, WA Showbox Market
Apr 17 San Francisco, CA Slim's
Apr 18 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
May 15 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
May 16 Boston, MA Paradise
May 17 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar

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Comments (47)

No Dave McCollum No Afghan Whigs

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 11:23 AM

Jeez, 40 bucks for this show? Really?

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 11:24 AM

nice.Whigs Thursday Elbow Friday

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 11:29 AM

I really like the album with the naked black lady on it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 11:29 AM

ummm, you mean rick mccollum you assbag

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 11:36 AM

yeah him too, dickface

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 11:39 AM

No Lefty McAssbag, No Blonde Redwhigs

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 11:41 AM

better check your hair, you just got shit on

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 11:42 AM

No Sidney Cropsy No Detroi Detroit Redwhigs

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 11:43 AM

Big old LOL at posters on BV that think they've won something. Just relax.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 11:45 AM

Neil Patrick Hairless as Afghan Whigs and the Heroin Itch

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 11:47 AM

Can't wait to see what happens when Dulli starts mouthing off to Tom at Brooklyn Bowl. Now that's something I'd pay $40 to see.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 11:51 AM

I really like the album with Jimmy Olson's Blues on it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 11:52 AM

Serious question - will BB be installing a glory hole for the night in Dulli's honor?

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 11:54 AM

glory hole joke = hole in your heart. :(

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 11:57 AM

SOMEBODY DIED ASSHOLES!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 11:58 AM

SIH > SITGH

amirite

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:00 PM

Afghanistan Bananagloryhole

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:01 PM

amirite = burning need for validation. :(

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:01 PM

$20 on Tom, maybe i'll get to see the show for free (both shows amirite)

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:07 PM

I like AW. I hope that the McCollum rumors are not true

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:08 PM

I'm in too +$20 against Dulli

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:09 PM

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Sausage
Sausage who?
Take the sausage out of your mouth and deliver that pizza CHOP CHOP

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:11 PM

Tickets will go fast for this. JK no way this sells out. Should move it to Merc

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:13 PM

sausage jokes = too many underlying issues to capture in one comment. :( :( :(

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:14 PM

I know that Rosser's dad's didn't buy him a BMW motherfuckers

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:15 PM

Afghan Sausage
Tastes just like chickpeas

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:16 PM

I OWN YOU BITCH GO AHEAD AND REMIND US ALL WHY ♡ ♥ ♡ ♥ (you know you will, you big bear)

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:18 PM

John Curly, Moe McCollum, and Larry Dulli

The Afghan Stooges

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:20 PM

Dr Howard, Dr Fine, Dr Howard

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:21 PM

So, every band is a sausage band now?

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:22 PM

Nice to see that some of the trolls have re-emerged from last night's meeting on the demented minds. For a second there I thought you were all going to start blowing each other. Probably did, actually.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:23 PM

Someone is a little slow on the uptake today ...

so mad, so mad

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:24 PM

La la la la la la la I can't hear you over the sound of my big dick la la la la la la

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:26 PM

wonder if that Morris Day looking guy is gonna warm up for them again ?

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:27 PM

Oh We Oh We Oh
Think I want to know ya

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:29 PM

You ladies don't seem to realize how valuable my time is. You're going to make my boys look bad!

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:31 PM

Let's have some action! Let's have some asses wigglin'... I want some perfection!

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:32 PM

You're lying. I can tell just by your reaction, you're lying. So you gave it to me; it's not yours anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:34 PM

vinyl is better than cd

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:34 PM

Not bad. I like the fact that it is not the indie soul shtick they were last doing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 12:35 PM

Dulli explains why Rick is currently not in the band to Rolling Stone (also includes a quote from Rick)

Greg Dulli: Rick's personal problems got to the point where it wasn't about music anymore — enough so that it became clear we couldn't continue on with him. We wish him well, but until Rick confronts some very real things in his own life, I can't play music with him.

["I respect and have deep admiration for those guys," McCollum says in regards to his departure from the Whigs. "I'm excited to hear what they came up with, but I have to get my personal life back into gear. I have to work on myself, and my personal issues. I want to do stuff on my own, too; my band, Moon Maan, is doing an album. We're brothers, and we're going to have discrepancies, but it's good. It's not like we hate each other; it's a positive thing on all ends.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 2:56 PM

Neil Patrick Hairless = Sidney Cosplay

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 3:11 PM

Gweneth Coldplay makes a cameo on the new Afghan Whigs album. She's hard to miss.

She's the one singing in key

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 3:46 PM

Even with their instruments unplugged Afghan Whigs > RHCP

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 3:46 PM

Thanks 2:56. I knew it, you all bitches were all like "aw no don't be a dick" and I was all "fuck you it's true". And guess what, motherfuckers - IT'S TRUE!

Having justified myself now before ya'all, I will make the observation that no one has made now, namely that Dulli brought along Rosser to the reformed Whigs and gave him the more prominent spot both in the mix and on the stage - so how about that happen to you and you tell me how you would react, hmmm? I bet it might look a lot like "I have to work on myself, and my personal issues. I want to do stuff on my own." Fucking upstaged by some other dude, that's a shitty deal yo.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 3:50 PM

Just shows what the whole fucking world has known for like ever - namely that Dulli is kind of a dick.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2014 6:43 PM

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