THE WHIGS TO PERFORM ON LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON NEXT TUESDAY, APRIL 27th

In support of their critically acclaimed new album, IN THE DARK, Athens, GA trio The Whigs will appear on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon next Tuesday, April 27th and premiere song “Hundred/Million.” Fans can download the song full of driving guitars and crushing drums at http://www.thewhigs.com/freedownload. On the road since the beginning of the year, with artists like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Band of Skulls, the band is excited to join The Hold Steady for a run of dates beginning July 2nd in Hayward, WI. In addition, the band has been invited to join the Kings of Leon for their Hyde Park (London, UK) headlining gig on June 30th. Other artists on the bill include The Black Keys, The Drums and The Features.

Both an accessible album and one that captures the band’s on-stage passion (something that has become synonymous with the band’s live show), IN THE DARK reveals another layer in the band’s songwriting and highlights what fans and critics have fallen in love with.

Along with Esquire, People Magazine, USA Today, Relix, Billboard, The Onion and many more, Rolling Stone raves IN THE DARK “is the sharpest distillation of [The Whigs’] neo-college rock yet” while Newsday praises the album’s ability to “blend melodies from 70s Rolling Stones and 80s Replacements with 90s grunge underpinnings to build a whole new rock animal.” Vanity Fair goes on to say “there is enough unabashed pop laced with sweaty southern thrashing to whet any rock and roll fan’s appetite” and American Songwriter Magazine calls IN THE DARK “Powerful, gritty and headbangingly sincere … a superb album, full of garage-rock funk with melodies to sing along to … IN THE DARK showcases a new turn for the band; while they have maintained their Southern garage rock roots, this time ’round their sound has more depth and thought.”

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TOUR DATES:

* With Band of Skulls

April 22 Gargoyle St. Louis, MO
April 23 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
April 24 University of WI Madison, WI
April 28 Mod Club Toronto, ON *
April 29 Live Lounge Ottawa, ON *
April 30 Studio JPR Montreal, QB *
May 1 Valentine’s Albany, NY
May 2 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
May 5 The Southern Charlottesville, VA
May 6 Jewish Mother Virginia Beach, VA
May 7 New Brookland Tavern Columbia, SC
May 8 Pour House Charleston, SC
May 15 Hangout Music Festival Gulf Shores, AL
June 5 Mountain Jam Hunter, NY
June 12 Riverbend Festival Chattanooga, TN
June 17 Belly Up San Diego CA
June 18 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
June 19 Velvet Jones Santa Barbara, CA

June 30 Hyde Park London, UK

With The Hold Steady

July 2 Lac Courte Oreiales Convention Ctr Hayward, WI
July 3 Cabooze Outdoor Plaza Minneapolis, MN
July 4t First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
July 6 Slowdown Omaha, NE
July 7 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
July 8 Santa Fe Brewing Company Santa Fe, NM
July 10 Granada Dallas, TX
July 11 HiTone Café Memphis, TN
July 12 Square Room Knoxville, TN
July 14 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
July 15 Crofoot Ballroom Pontiac, MI
July 16 Koolhaus Toronto, ON

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