Two bands, one North American tour. Today, news came out that both the Cincinnati based rock band, The Afghan Whigs and Built To Spill, the indie rock group from Boise, are teaming up for a 24-city North American tour starting on April 11th in Madison, WI. These performances will mark the first time the two bands have toured together.
The tour will have two opening acts. Opening for the first leg of the tour (April 11th -25th) will be LA electronic act Rituals of Mine, and for the second half of the tour (April 27th – May 15th), the opening act will be taken over by Ed Harcourt, a UK singer, and songwriter.
Since their formation Built To Spill, they have released eight studio albums to significant critical acclaim all around the globe. Led by Doug Martsch, the band’s most recent release: Untethered Moon came out in 2015 on Warner Brothers Records. After a twelve-year hiatus, The Afghan Whigs stormed back to life in 2012 with a massive worldwide reunion tour. Since then they have released two new critically acclaimed albums on Sub Pop: Do To The Beast and last years In Spades which was named by Pitchfork as one of the Top 20 Rock Albums of 2017.
Fans can purchase tickets for these North American dates when they go on sale this Friday. For more information and up-to-date details on these tour dates, check out The Afghan Whigs official website and Built To Spill official website.
The Afghan Whigs / Built To Spill North American Tour
Apr-11 Madison, WI Majestic
Apr-12 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
Apr-13 Indianapolis, IN Vogue
Apr-14 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Apr-16 Providence, RI Fete Music Hall
Apr-18 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
Apr-20 Boston, MA House Of Blues
Apr-21 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Apr-23 Toronto, ON Danforth
Apr-24 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
Apr-25 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Apr-27 Baltimore, MD Rams Head
Apr-28 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
Apr-29 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
May-01 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
May-02 New Orleans, LA Civic Theatre
May-03 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
May-04 Austin, TX Emo’s
May-05 San Antonio, TX Aztec Theatre
May-08 Phoenix, AZ Van Buren
May-09 San Diego, CA North P Observatory
May-10 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
May-11 Berkeley, CA UC Theatre
May-15 Seattle, WA Showbox
Photo credit by Raymond Flotat