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Afghan Whigs reuniting, ATP returning to Asbury Park in 2012

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.


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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