Do to the Beast, the first new album from The Afghan Whigs in 16 years, will be released worldwide via Sub Pop Records on April 14th in Europe and April 15th in North America. The album features the lead single “Algiers.” You can now watch the official video for “Algiers,” directed by Phil Harder on location in Agua Dulce, just northeast of Santa Clarita, California.
The Afghan Whigs will perform at the annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, CA on Friday April 11th & Friday April 18th. On April 10th the band will headline an official Pre-Coachella show in Pioneertown, CA at Pappy & Harriet’s with Brody Dalle as special guest.
The band will also perform a small number of headline shows in April and May in North America in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Boston and Baltimore. There will be a special fan pre-sale beginning February 18th, with tickets available to the general public later in the week.
Pre-orders of Do to the Beast at iTunes will receive a download of “Algiers” immediately. Pre-orders of Do to the Beast on CD and LP are now available at subpop.com. LP buyers at subpop.com will receive the limited “Loser Edition” of the album on colored vinyl while supplies last.
In related news, Greg Dulli spoke with Entertainment Weekly about Do to the Beast.
The Afghan Whigs Do to the Beast Tracklisting:
Lost in the Woods
I Am Fire
Apr 10 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s
Apr 11 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Apr 14 Portland, OR Doug Fir
Apr 15 Seattle, WA Showbox Market
Apr 17 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Apr 18 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
May 15 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
May 16 Boston, MA Paradise
May 17 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar