Crackling grunge with a hearty helping of bombast for fans of The Smashing Pumpkins, Dinosaur Jr. and Buffalo Tom
Anyone who has ever seen The Afghan Whigs live at work knows that on Nov. 2, De Roma will crackle like never before. From the moment frontman Greg Dulli and company step on stage, there is electricity in the air. Since the late 1980s, The Afghan Whigs have built an impressive body of work in which bloody grunge, a touch of soul-rock, R&B and a hearty helping of bombast come together in a unique way. Their long-awaited new album How Do You Burn will be released on September 9, which they will present live at De Roma.
There are few bands that bridge different generations and also manage to attract new fans each time. Surfing the waves of grunge, The Afghan Whigs first appeared on the world stage in the early 1990s with cult hit Debonair. Soon the Cincinnati-based band grew to become a leading rock band with thunderous concerts at Pukkelpop, Rock Werchter, Pinkpop and Lowlands.
The unadulterated garage sound from the early years soon gained depth with soul and R&B influences, among others. The 1996 album Black Love was a first great success, as was 1965 two years later. After the split in 2001, Greg Dulli forms The Gutter Twins with Mark Lanegan. It eventually takes until 2012 for The Afghan Whigs to reunite. But with new albums Do The Beast, Gentlemen and the delightfully-melancholy In Spades, the band continues to reinvent itself. Recently, The Afghan Whigs released singles I’ll Make You See God and The Getaway, the precursors to new album How Do You Burn? and the Wish You Were Near tour that brings them to Europe this year.(De Roma,Antwerp)