Just last week my friend Jennifer sent me a link from the Afghan Whigs’ Facebook photo gallery, showing Greg Dulli from the early days of his pinnacle band. The picture was sweet and childlike, showing Dulli and photographer Johnny Riggs in a comedic, marital embrace.
This week the universe delivered more Dulli activity, this time for something set in the near future. We’re talking the first-ever solo tour for the veteran musician, which will include 29 cities in five countries. This will be one hell of a warm up for what is expected to be an even more extensive jaunt next year as Dulli and his group Twilight Singers release the band’s fifth album, coming out on Sub Pop in early 2011.
For the first night in New Orleans on October 8, Twilight Singers’ guitarist Dave Rosser will join the set, along with Rick Nelson from Polyphonic Spree, to debut new Twilight Singers tracks.
Other stops include thirteen U.S. cities and jet plane rides to Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Belgium. While a venture to the Barcelona show sounds very enticing, time and money dictate that either the New York City Bowery Ballroom or San Francisco Café Du Nord (one of my favorite venues) gigs are a bit more feasible for this lowly writer.
‘AN EVENING WITH GREG DULLI’ TOUR DATES
Tickets for all shows will go on sale later this week. Check www.thetwilightsingers.com for the most up to date information on where to purchase tickets.
08 New Orleans LA- DBA
12 Nashville TN – Mercy Lounge
13 Cincinnati OH – 20th Century Theatre
14 Chicago IL – Double Door
15 Detroit MI – Magic Stick
16 Cleveland OH – Grog Shop
18 Cambridge MA – Brattle Theatre
19 New York NY – Bowery Ballroom
20 Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brenda’s
22 Pittsburgh PA – Brillobox
23 Baltimore MD – Ottobar
27 IRELAND DUBLIN – Whelan’s
28 IRELAND BELFAST – Spring & Airbrake
29 IRELAND GALWAY – Roisin Dubh
30 IRELAND CORK – Cyprus Avenue
02 PORTUGAL LISBON – Santiago Alquimista
03 PORTUGAL PORTO – Hard Club
04 SPAIN VIGO – Teatro Salesianos
05 SPAIN MADRID – Charada
06 SPAIN MONDRAGON – Kulturate
07 SPAIN ZARAGOZA – Lopez
09 SPAIN SEVILLA – Teatro Central
10 SPAIN BARCELONA – Sidecar
11 SPAIN PALMA – Teatre Lloseta
13 BELGIUM ANTWERP – Trix
16 Los Angeles CA – Troubadour
17 San Francisco CA – Café Du Nord
18 Seattle WA – Crocodile Café
20 Portland OR – Doug Fir Lounge