The Whigs announce “In The Dark” and tour

Hip Online Mar 3, 2010 1

[/caption]The Whigs are proud to announce a number of upcoming events as they gear up for the release of their new album, IN THE DARK, out March 16th on ATO Records. Known for their enthralling live show, the Athens, GA trio are currently on tour with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club introducing fans to new material, which Filter Magazine has already hailed for “artfully combining the disenchanted swagger of ’70s punk with the infectious, catchy bounce of ’60s pop” and Maxim Magazine simply called “riff-tastic.” On April 1st, The Whigs will make their return to The Late Show with David Letterman and will premiere raucous first single, KILL ME CAROLYNE. The song which brings a memorable strength to this exciting new collection, is now available for free download on the bands official website – www.thewhigs.com. Following a co-headlining tour with the Band Of Skulls that starts March 31st, The Whigs will make their Late Night with Jimmy Fallon debut April 27th.

IN THE DARK is the follow up to the band’s two much-admired albums – GIVE ‘EM ALL A BIG FAT LIP and MISSION CONTROL. With each release, The Whigs have won over fans and critics with their pedal-to-the-metal power earning them universal praise as one of America’s finest young rock ‘n’ roll bands. Spending much of 2008 and 2009 on the road, The Whigs have completed several tours with Kings Of Leon, The Kooks, Drive By Truckers and others, have performed at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Fuji Rock and T in The Park, among other festivals and worldwide stops and have performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

Developed through years of non-stop touring and two critically acclaimed albums, IN THE DARK, with its impressive range and undeniable vigor, sees The Whigs doing what all-great bands do – furthering their artistic scope with each successive effort.

Fans can currently pre-order IN THE DARK and find deluxe packages containing never before released demos, t-shirts, screen prints and more, only on the band’s official website – www.thewhigs.com.

TOUR DATES (more to be announced shortly):

With Black Rebel Motorcycle Club:

March 4th Knitting Factory Boise, ID
March 5th Showbox Market Seattle, WA
March 6th Commodore Vancouver, BC
March 7th Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
March 9th Slim’s San Francisco, CA
March 10th Slim’s San Francisco, CA
March 11th Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
March 12th Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
March 13th House of Blues San Diego, CA

SXSW:

March 17th QuinnStorm / C3 Presents Party (4:20pm) Austin, TX
March 18th Sony Music Shindig (1:45pm) Austin, TX
March 18th Rolling Stone Magazine Party (9pm) Austin, TX
March 19th TBA Austin, TX
March 20th TBA Austin, TX
March 20th The 40-Watt Club Day Party (6:30pm) Austin, TX

With Band Of Skulls:

March 31st Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
April 1st Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
April 2nd North Star Bar Philadelphia, PA
April 3rd Harper’s Ferry Boston, MA
April 4th Ottobar Baltimore, MD
April 6th Cosmic Charlie’s Lexington, KY
April 7th Exit/In Nashville, TN
April 8th 40-Watt Athens, GA
April 10th WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham, AL
April 12th Riot Room Kansas City, MO
April 13th Boulder Theatre Boulder, CO
April 15th Martini Ranch Phoenix, AZ

May 14th Hangout Music Festival Gulf Shores, AL
June 5th Mountain Jam Hunter, NY

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