The Twilight Singers Hitting The Road
(SKH) The Twilight Singers have announced a U.S. tour in support of their new album Dynamite Steps, which hits stores tomorrow.
The 23-city tour will launch in Oxford, Mississippi on May 4th and conclude in New Orleans, LA on June 3rd.
Special guests Margot and the Nuclear So and So's will open all shows on the US run. The band is currently recording their fourth album and will be taking a break to join The Twilight Singers on tour.
"We're excited to get back out and see the USA with such an influential songwriter as Greg Dulli," commented lead singer Richard Edwards. "Babies will be born because of these shows. Furthermore, we hope The Twilight Singers play 'I'm Ready' at least a few of the shows."
Tomorrow February 15th, Sub Pop Records will release Dynamite Steps, The Twilight Singers fifth album. The band will celebrate the launch of the record by performing two special shows at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles (Feb 15th) and the San Francisco Amoeba Music store (Feb 17th). These will be the first ever in store performances for the group. The band will also be performing their first single "On The Corner" on Jimmy Kimmel Live on February 23rd.
Clearly the next chapter in an already long and stellar career for Greg Dulli, Dynamite Steps reaches a whole new level of catharsis and progression, evocatively cramming all the highs and lows of the maverick singer-songwriter's past half-decade into unexpected sonic trapdoors. Various guests make contributions to the album including: Ani DiFranco, Joseph Arthur, Petra Haden, Nick McCabe (The Verve), and Mark Lanegan.
Rising to fame as the magnetic leader of the Afghan Whigs during the 80's & 90's; Greg Dulli followed his muse and began to innovatively fuse indie, soul and electronic sounds in his post-Whigs collective The Twilight Singers, who released their first album, Twilight As Played By The Twilight Singers, in 2000. Their beloved second album Blackberry Belle followed in 2003, followed by a covers album She Loves You in 2004. 2006's Powder Burns made many critics "Best Of" year end lists. In 2008 he teamed up with long time friend Mark Lanegan to form The Gutter Twins who released the album Saturnalia the same year.
THE TWILIGHT SINGERS US TOUR
May 4 Oxford MS Proud Larry's
May 5 Atlanta GA Masquerade
May 6 Nashville TN Mercy Lounge
May 7 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle
May 9 Washington D.C. 9:30 Club
May 10 Philadelphia PA Trocodero
May 11 Boston MA Paradise
May 13 New York NY Webster Hall
May 14 Pittsburgh PA Mr. Small's Theatre
May 15 Detroit MI St. Andrews Hall
May 16 Newport KY Southgate House
May 17 Chicago IL Metro
May 18 Minneapolis MN Varsity Theatre
May 21 Portland OR Wonder Ballroom
May 22 Seattle WA Showbox
May 24 San Francisco CA The Fillmore
May 25 Los Angeles CA The Music Box
May 27 San Diego CA Belly Up
May 28 Phoenix AZ The Clubhouse
May 30 Dallas TX Granada Theatre
May 31 Austin TX The Parish
June 1 Houston TX Warehouse Live Studio
June 3 New Orleans LA Tipitina's
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