Saturday, May 28, 2011
[press release] The Twilight Singers will return to Europe this summer to perform at several major festivals including: Glastonbury, Pukkelpop, Oxegen, T In The Park, Open’er Festival and others. The band will also headline a select number of shows during this run, which will take place in: Nijmegen, Utrecht, Hamburg, Basel and Madrid. For the most up to date information on ticket sales for all upcoming shows visit the link above.
A few other performances will be added to the summer run and announced in the coming weeks.
The Twilight Singers upcoming tour is in support of the band’s critically acclaimed new album Dynamite Steps (Sub Pop). Clearly the next chapter in an already long and stellar career for lead singer Greg Dulli, Dynamite Steps has been one of the best-reviewed albums of his lengthy career on both sides of the Atlantic.
“The most sonically expansive album of the band’s career…” - Uncut
“Dynamite Steps, his strongest, most widescreen set since the Whigs' mid-'90s heyday…” - Spin Magazine
“On The Corner and Never Seen No Devil make this his most brilliant set since 1993 classic Gentlemen.” – Shortlist
“Unleashing a persona that's part barroom romantic, part serial killer, Greg Dulli's Twilight Singers project has now eclipsed his Nineties soul-grunge outfit Afghan Whigs.” - Rolling Stone
The Twilight Singers are in the home stretch of their final US tour in support of Dynamite Steps, which will conclude in New Orleans next week on June 3rd at the legendary Tipitina’s.
Since the late 1980’s Greg Dulli has been a musical force to be reckoned with. Rising to fame as the magnetic leader of the Afghan Whigs during the 80’s & 90’s. When the Whigs split up at the end of the decade, 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 Sub Pop veterans Dulli and Mark Lanegan returned to the label as The Gutter Twins for their debut album Saturnalia.
THE TWILIGHT SINGERS – EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR:
6/25/11 Pilton, UK - Glastonbury
6/26/11 Nijmegen, NL - Doornroosje
6/28/11 Utrecht, NL- Tivoli
6/29/11 Hamburg, DE - Knust
6/30/11 Gdynia, PL - Heineken Open’er Festival
7/02/11 Bonn, DE – Rheinkultur
7/03/11 Basel, CH - Sommercasino
7/05/11 Madrid, ES - Caracol
7/06/11 Oeiras, PT - Optimus Alive Festival
7/07/11 Bilbao, ES - BBK Live
7/09/11 Kinross, UK - T in the Park
7/10/11 Kildare, IE – Oxegen
8/19/11 Hasslet, BE – Pukkelpop
Posted by Dan Goldin at 4:14 PM