The Twilight Singers will embark on their first European tour in five years beginning March 18th in London at the Electric Ballroom. Tickets for most shows go on sale on this week. Dates are still being added and more will be announced in the coming weeks.
The band will celebrate the launch of their forthcoming album Dynamite Steps (Out in the US on February 15th and worldwide on February 14th) by performing two special shows at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles (Feb 15th) and the San Francisco Amoeba Music store (Feb 17th) the week of release. These will be the first ever in store performances for the group.
The following week, The Twilight Singers will return to Jimmy Kimmel Live on February 23rd to perform their latest single â€œOn The Cornerâ€ The song is currently available as a free download at the Sub Pop Records website here.
For fans that canâ€™t wait to hear the entire album, Dynamite Steps is available for pre-order at www.subpop.com, with every purchase an automatic stream of the album becomes available. As an added bonus, The Twilight Singers have recorded versions of â€œDonâ€™t Callâ€ (Desire) and â€œBallad of Pure Thoughtâ€ (Millionaire) for a limited edition CDR to be shipped to fans that participate in the pre-order. Various guests contribute to the new album, including: Ani DiFranco, Joseph Arthur, Petra Haden, Carina Round, Nick McCabe (The Verve) and Mark Lanegan.
Rising to fame as the magnetic leader of the Afghan Whigs during the 80â€™s & 90â€™s; Greg Dulli followed his muse and began to innovatively fuse indie, soul and electronic sounds in his post-Whigs collective The Twilight Singers, who released their first album, Twilight As Played By The Twilight Singers, in 2000. Their beloved second album Blackberry Belle followed in 2003, followed by a covers album She Loves You in 2004. 2006â€™s Powder Burns made many critics â€œBest Ofâ€ year end lists. In 2008 he teamed up with long time friend Mark Lanegan to form The Gutter Twins who released the critically acclaimed album Saturnalia the same year.
For the most up to date news on The Twilight Singers visit â€“ www.thetwilightsingers.com
The Twilight Singers 2011 European Tour
3/18/11 London – Electric Ballroom
3/19/11 Glasgow – Arches
3/20/11 Manchester – Moho Live
3/21/11 Brighton – Komedia Theatre
3/23/11 Cologne – Luxor
3/25/11 Oslo – Parkteatret
3/26/11 Stockholm – Debaser
3/27/11 Copenhagen – Vega Jr
3/28/11 Berlin – Festsaal Kreuzberg
3/30/11 Brussels – Ancienne Belgique
3/31/11 Paris – La Fleche D’Or
4/01/11 Amsterdam – Paradiso
4/02/11 Lucerne â€“ Schuur
4/09/11 Vienna â€“ Meet Factory
4/10/11 Warsaw – Stodola
4/12/11 Helsinki – Tavastia
4/14/11 Thessaloniki – Principal Theater
4/15/11 Athens – Gagarin Club
4/16/11 Tel Aviv – Reading3
4/17/11 Tel Aviv – Reading3