Posted on: August 14, 2014 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

The Afghan Whigs have turned in a slow burn cover of The Police’s Ghost in the Machine classic, “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.” Entertainment Weekly says of the song, “Dulli and company have brought that spooky undercurrent to the front, and infused the Police’s composition the dark and dangerous sensuality they specialize in .  The track was recorded during the sessions for the band’s current Sub Pop album Do to the Beast.

The Afghan Whigs will kick off their North American trek with a performance on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” the morning of Monday August 25th.  The tour begins the following evening on August 26th with a two-night stand at Doug Fir in Portland, OR. Joining the band on drums for the North American tour will be Patrick Keeler (Raconteurs, Greenhornes).  Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, the August 31st show in Boise, ID has now been cancelled.  For the most up to date information and tickets please visit

The band’s new album has been one of the most critically acclaimed releases of 2014 with the Los Angeles Times stating: “Do to the Beast locks into the rhythm and soul undercarriage that always set the Whigs apart from its alt-rock-era brethren, and then turns off the lights, turns up the guitars and revels in the unsavory.”

Do to the Beast also landed The Afghan Whigs their first-ever U.S. & U.K. Top 40 album debut: In the U.S. the album entered the Billboard Top 200 album chart at No. 31 and in the U.K., Do to the Beast entered at No. 40.

Earlier this week, Sub Pop also announced The Afghan Whigs’ leader Greg Dulli’s collaboration with author & longtime friend Danny Bland for I Apologize in Advance for the Awful Things I’m Gonna Do. …Awful Things… is a 120-page, full-color, paperback collection of haiku written by Bland and is the first published collection featuring Dulli’s photography, with calligraphy by Exene Cervenka (co-founder of the band X).

The Afghan Whigs 2014 Tour Dates
Aug. 26 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge*
Aug. 27 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge*
Aug. 29 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom*
Aug. 30 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
Sep. 03 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Sep. 05 – Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre*
Sep. 06 – Toronto, ON – Riot Fest Toronto
Sep. 09 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues*
Sep. 10 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall*
Sep. 12 – St. Louis MO – Ready Room*
Sep. 13 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
Sep. 16 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom*
Sep. 18 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham*
Sep. 19 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage*
Sep. 20 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre*
Sep. 26 – Cincinnati, OH – Mid Point Music Festival*
Sep. 27 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre*
Sep. 30 – Boston, MA – Boston Royale*
Oct. 01 – Washington, DC – 9.30 Club*
Oct. 03 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
Oct. 04 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater**
Oct. 07 – Chapel Hill, NC – Cats Cradle*
Oct. 08 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel*
Oct. 11 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*
Oct. 22 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore*
Oct. 24 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up*
Oct. 25 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre*
Oct. 28 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge*
Oct. 29 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater*
Oct. 31 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk*
* w/ Joseph Arthur
** w/ Charles Bradley

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