The Afghan Whigs this week returned with their first new music in five years, a driving single called “I’ll Make You See God” that will be featured on the upcoming PlayStation game “Gran Turismo 7” and marks the band’s first release since 2017 album In Spades.
The track — which you can hear below — finds bandleader Greg Dulli backed by Whigs co-founder John Curley on bass, multi-instrumentalist Rick Nelson, drummer Patrick Keeler and new guitarist Christopher Thorn of Blind Melon, who apparently replaces Jon Skibic.
The band has been working on a new album during the pandemic, but the announcement of “I’ll Make You See God” makes no reference to the release of a full record.
The Whigs, however, will be hitting the road in May, playing a dozen shows in the Midwest, Southeast and along the East Coast. See those full dates below.
The Afghan Whigs tour dates
May 11: Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
May 12: Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
May 13: Orlando, FL – The Social
May 14: Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
May 15: Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
May 17: Nashville, TN – The Basement East
May 18: Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
May 20: St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
May 21: Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
May 22: Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
May 24: Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 25: Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Listen: The Afghan Whigs, ‘Arabian Heights’ — second single off upcoming ‘In Spades’
- Stream: The Afghan Whigs darken up The Police’s ‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’
- The Afghan Whigs return to Sub Pop for ‘Do To The Beast’ — first new album in 16 years
- The Church’s Steve Kilbey, Greg Dulli of Afghan Whigs double up in L.A. (Setlist, Video)
- Video: Steve Kilbey joins The Afghan Whigs to perform The Church’s ‘One Day’ in Sydney