THE WHIGS SET TO PLAY MADISON SQUARE GARDEN WITH KINGS OF LEON
BAND BEGINS WORK ON NEW ALBUM IN 2009
MARCH HEADLINING TOUR ANNOUNCED
The Whigs have announced that they'll be supporting the Kings Of Leon on their North American tour beginning January 20 in Louisville, KY. A highlight on the run will include a performance at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City on January 29. Following three extensive tours at the end of 2008 with The Kooks, Kings Of Leon and Tokyo Police Club and a New Year's Eve show with Band Of Horses, The Whigs are thrilled to return to Georgia after the MSG date to begin writing their next album.
2008 marked a very rewarding year for the Athens, GA three-piece. The band released their highly anticipated and critically acclaimed ATO Records debut, MISSION CONTROL. They spent the entire year touring the world winning over fans with their fierce intensity and showed America how explosive their live shows are with raucous performances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night With Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The Whigs will have a chance to develop their new material on the road this March with a handful of headlining dates. Tickets are currently on sale.
January 15 The 40 Watt Athens, GA (with The Drive By Truckers)
WITH KINGS OF LEON:
January 20 Palace Theatre Louisville, KY
January 21 Murat Theatre Indianapolis, IN
January 23 Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO
January 24 House of Blues Chicago, IL
January 27 Lifestyles Community Pavilion Columbus, OH
January 29 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
March 4 Black Cat Washington, DC
March 5 The Note Philadelphia, PA
March 6 Paradise Boston, MA
March 7 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
March 9 The Basement Columbus, OH
March 10 Magic Stick Detroit, MI
March 12 Birdy's Indianapolis, IN
March 13 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
March 14 Fubar St. Louis, MO