Veteran indie rockers The Afghan Whigs and Built to Spill are heading out on a co-headlining jaunt this spring that brings them to Philly’s Electric Factory on Saturday, April 21st.
Both bands hit their prime in the early 90s, and remain active to this day. Singer guitarist Greg Dulli formed The Afghan Whigs in 1986 in Cincinatti and debuted two years later with Big Top Halloween, landing on revered indie Sub Pop for Up In It and garnering widespread critical acclaim for their 1993 major label debut, Gentlemen. Built to Spill was founded by leader Doug Martch in Boise, Idaho in 1992, debuted with the following year’s Ultimate Alternative Wavers and released an acclaimed run of records on Warner Brothers with Perfect from Now On in 1997, Keep It Like A Secret in 1999 and Ancient Melodies of the Future in 2001.
The Whigs returned to Sub Pop in 2014 and released a well-received pair of albums, including last year’s In Spades, while Built to Spill’s eighth album, Untethered Moon, was released on Warner in 2015.
Tickets to the April 21st show at the Electric Factory go on sale Friday, January 19th at 10 a.m.; more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Below, listen to recent jams from both bands, and check out the full tour itinerary.
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
Rituals Of Mine opens April 11th – 25th
Ed Harcourt Opens April 27th – May 15th
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