The Afghan Whigs’ official (NSFW) video for “Oriole”, a standout track from In Spades, has just debuted this afternoon via.
In Spades will be out May 5th worldwide from Sub Pop. The album is now available for preorder on CD / 180 gram-LP / CS / DL from Sub Pop [link here]. LP pre-orders of In Spades will receive the “Loser” edition on 180-gram, white-chocolate vinyl (while supplies last). A new T-shirt design, along with cassette versions of The Afghan Whigs’ classic Sub Pop albums Up In It and Congregation, are now also available.
In further exciting news, The Afghan Whigs will be performing a sold out show at The Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY on Tuesday, May 23rd.
The Afghan Whigs have also announced their first set of dates in support of In Spades in Europe. The band will visit 17 countries this summer including performances at Primavera Sound and Northside Festival. Ed Harcourt will be supporting on all European headline shows.
The Afghan Whigs Tour Schedule
May 23 – Harlem, NY – The Apollo Theater [Sold Out]
May 26 – Manchester, UK – Cathedral
May 27 – Glasgow, UK – ABC
May 28 – Dublin, IE – Academy
May 30 – London, UK – Koko
Jun. 01 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound Festival
Jun. 03 – Bologna, IT – Zona Roveri
Jun. 04 – Zagreb, HR – Tvornica Kulture
Jun. 06 – Warsaw, PL – Palladium
Jun. 07 – Berlin, DE – Kesselhaus
Jun. 09 – Aarhus, DK – Northside Festival
Jun. 10 – Oslo, NO – Vulkan
Jun.12 – Hamburg, DE – Gruenspan
Jun.13 – Frankfurt, DE – Batschkapp
Jun.14 – Antwerp, BE – Trix [Sold Out]
Jun.15 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique [Sold Out]
Aug. 04 – Vienna, AT – WUK
Aug. 05 – Prague, CZ – Lucerna Music Bar
Aug. 06 – Zurich, CH – Mascotte
Aug. 08 – Munich, DE – Backstage Halle
Aug. 09 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
Aug 10-12 – Gothenburg, SE – Way Out West Festival
Aug 13 – Helsinki, FL – Flow Festival
For up-to-date info on tickets, please visit theafghanwhigs.com.
In Spades, led by the singles “Demon In Profile,” “Arabian Heights,” and the aforementioned “Oriole,” is the follow-up to the band’s internationally acclaimed Do to the Beast. In Spades, written and produced by Greg Dulli, was recorded in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Memphis and Joshua Tree.