The Afghan Whigs will play their first shows this century at two of next year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties events.
The band, led by Greg Dulli of The Twilight Singers and The Gutter Twins, will play the I’ll Be Your Mirror weekend event at London‘s Alexandra Palace on May 25-27, 2012 and will also perform at the same event in Asbury Park, New Jersey on September 21-23.
Dulli is co-curating the North American leg of the festival and The Afghan Whigs will headline the New Jersey event, reports Pitchfork.
The Afghan Whigs will replace Guided By Voices on the London I’ll Be Your Mirror bill. Guided By Voices have cancelled their gigs at next year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties offshoot I’ll Be Your Mirror and Primavera Sound festivals. The band have scrapped the slots due to “personal reasons”.
However, despite rumours that the band were set to split, they are still working on new material and are set to release their new album ‘Let’s Go Eat The Factory’ in January 2012. They also revealed they are working on another new LP, ‘Class Clown Spots A UFO’.
Next year’s I’ll Be Your Mirror event will be headlined by Slayer and Mogwai, and will also feature performances from Mudhoney and Yuck. To check the availability of I’ll Be Your Mirror tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.