Afghan Whigs rose to stardom in the early 90s on Sub Pop Records. They were known for their meaningful lyrics and unique sound. Singer Greg Dulli frequently wrote about love, relationships, drug addiction, and suicidal thoughts, like many of the grunge bands of their time. But, he found a way to do it with just a little more R&B and a little more soul. They were one of the few indie bands in the 90s that actually flourished on a major label. In 2005 they called it quits and swore that they would never reunite, until now.
This year they announced that they would not only reunite to tour, but they would be releasing a new album called Do To The Beast, this was their first release in almost 16 years. The new album has been critically acclaimed with positive reviews from Pitchfork and Spin magazine, to name a few. It is clear that they are not here to rehash the fame of the 90s, but instead to prove that they are an ever changing entity that can keep growing and creating new things. This album is definitely different from any of their previous releases.
The Afghan Whigs are currently on tour in support of the new album and are stopping in Detroit on Wednesday, September 10th to prove that they still have it. Hopefully they play a few covers along with some of their old songs. We know a lot of you are going to want to be at this show so we asked Live Nation to give us a few sets of tickets to giveaway. We have two pairs that will be given to two lucky winners. To enter, please email your full name to firstname.lastname@example.org with Afghan Whigs in the subject line. Tickets are $40 in advance and can be purchased here. Doors for this show are at 7 p.m. and St. Andrew's is located at 431 E. Congress in Detroit.