Greg Dulli to Tour & Issue Whigs LP in 2016

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greg-dulli-solo-650-430Greg Dulli of alt-rock band the Afghan Whigs will be embarking on a spring solo tour on February 6th of next year, starting in Galway, Ireland and wrapping up with two shows in New Orleans (where he lives) in April.

The event – “An Evening with Greg Dulli” – will be an intimate, stripped-down affair showcasing songs from the rocker’s entire career, as well as debuting some brand new ones. Manuel Agnelli, lead singer of Italian rock band Afterhours, will open the European sets, while Austin, TX poet and storyteller Derrick Brown will open the North American shows.

For the past decade-and-a-half, Dulli has spent most of his time focusing on the Twilight Singers, a side project of the Afghan Whigs that he formed just a few years prior to the latter’s disbanding. After an 11-year hiatus, the Afghan Whigs reunited for a major worldwide tour in 2012 and released a new album, Do to the Beast, in 2014. They don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon, already hard at work on a follow-up record to be released next year via Sub Pop.

Dulli announced via Facebook that fans can access a special presale for his solo tour on his website on Wednesday, October 21st, using the password Dulli2016. Tickets officially go on sale Friday, October 23rd.

For a little taste of Dulli’s tunes before next year, enjoy a free download of his new cover of Sharon Van Etten’s “A Crime,” featuring guest vocalist Ani DiFranco, available on his website.

2016 Tour Dates:

02-06 Galway, Ireland – Roisin Dubh
02-07 Dublin, Ireland – Whelan’s
02-09 London, England – Union Chapel
02-10 Glasgow, Scotland – King Tut’s
02-11 Manchester, England – Gorilla
02-13 Leuven, Belgium – Het Depot *
02-14 Ghent, Belgium – Vooruit *
02-16 Stockholm, Sweden – Sodra Teatern *
02-18 Warsaw, Poland – Stodola Open Stage *
02-19 Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna Music Bar *
02-20 Belgrade, Serbia – Gun *
02-22 Rome, Italy – Chiesa Evangelica Metodista *
02-24 Barcelona, Spain – BARTS *
02-25 Madrid, Spain – Teatro Barcelo *
03-10 Boston, MA – Sinclair #
03-11 Brooklyn, NY – Roulette #
03-12 Washington, DC – 6th & I Synagogue #
03-13 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church #
03-15 Toronto, Ontario – Great Hall #
03-16 Detroit, MI – Marble Bar #
03-17 Cincinnati, OH – Woodward Teatre #
03-18 Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music #
03-19 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center #
03-21 Seattle, WA – Triple Door #
03-22 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore Cabaret #
03-23 Portland, OR – Doug Fir #
03-25 San Francisco, CA – The Independent #
03-26 Los Angeles, CA – Teregram Ballroom #
03-29 Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater #
03-30 Austin, TX – Central Presbyterian Church #
04-01 New Orleans, LA – Preservation Hall #
04-02 New Orleans, LA – Preservation Hall #
* with Manuel Agnelli
# with Derrick Brown

Here’s another Dulli cover of a tune by a singer/songwriter he admires.

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