Afghan Whigs to Reunite for ATP

 

First shows in well
over a decade from the Cincinnati
rockers.

 

By Fred Mills

 

London’s
“I’ll Be Your Mirror” festival hosted next May by All Tomorrow’s parties (and
co-curated by Mogwai) just got considerably more interesting. Joining Mogwai,
Slayer, Dirty Three, Melvins, Mudhoney and – think of these three as conjoined
aesthetically – Codeine, Yuck and Sleep will be the mighty Afghan Whigs, performing
for the first time in almost 13 years. Recall that the Cincy band blazed a
memorable alt-rock path from 1986 to 2001, at which point frontman Greg Dulli
embarked upon a solo career fronting the Twilight Singers.

 

The Whigs will be playing Saturday night, May 27, at the ATP
event, and replace former headliners Guided By Voices, who have had to cancel for personal reasons.

 

 

 

ATP also indicates it will return to Asbury
Park where they will follow last year’s debut in that city with a
2012 “I’ll Be Your Mirror” for the U.S., and the Saturday night of it will
be headlined by the Whigs and curated by Dulli. That will take place Sept.
21-23; linup will be announced in January.

 

 

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