The Afghan Whigs to Reunite for ATP UK & Asbury Park

ATP CONFIRM REFORMATION OF THE AFGHAN WHIGS;
GBV CANCEL APPEARANCE AT ATP UK

The Afghan Whigs
On the weekend of the May 25-27 2012 at Alexandra Palace, London, All Tomorrow's Parties present the second UK I'll Be Your Mirror event. Tickets are on sale now via ATPFestival.com. This morning ATP announced a very special new headliner as well as more line-up additions.

On Sunday May 27 2012 Alexandra Palace will host the first show in 13 years from Cincinnati's rock legends The Afghan Whigs. Formed in 1986, the bands career from then until 2001 saw them release six acclaimed albums highlighted by the classic Gentlemen LP in 1993. Fusing classic rock with grunge-era distortion and a heavy soul influence, Afghan Whigs were one of the most renowned live bands of their time and this long awaited reformation will no doubt be a very special event.

ATP are also pleased to confirm their return to Asbury Park, New Jersey USA where they will follow last year's debut in that city with a 2012 I'll Be Your Mirror event, the Saturday night of which will be headlined by The Afghan Whigs and curated by the Whigs' frontman Greg Dulli. Tickets & accommodation for the three day event running September 21st-23rd will go on sale in early January 2012 when the start of the fantastic line-up will also be announced - fans can sign up now to receive info about a pre-sale by clicking here.

ATP has also confirmed the lineup additions for the UK I'll Be Your Mirror festival. The event starts on Friday 25th May, with black metal heroes Wolves in the Throne Room and Oregon doom metal group YOB being added to the lineup.

On Saturday 26th May, Dirty Three have been added alongside reformed rockers Chavez (feat. Matt Sweeney) and we can also a rare show from Floor (feat. members of Torche) and much talked about newcomer Balam Acab.

On Sunday 27th May, indie-rock group Archers of Loaf and San Francisco live wonders Thee Oh Sees have been added. ATP will also be presenting the cream of new musical talent with shows from the wonderful Demdike Stare, and Canadian psych-folk group Siskiyou. Previously announced headliners Guided By Voices have cancelled their appearance for personal reasons.

Friday 25th May - curated by ATP

  • SLAYER performing Reign In Blood
  • SLEEP
  • MELVINS
  • WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM
  • YOB
  • + more tbc

    Saturday 26th May - curated by Mogwai

  • MOGWAI
  • DIRTY THREE
  • CODEINE
  • MUDHONEY
  • CHAVEZ
  • FLOOR
  • BALAM ACAB
  • + more tbc

    Sunday 27th May - curated by ATP

  • THE AFGHAN WHIGS
  • ARCHERS OF LOAF
  • THEE OH SEES
  • YUCK
  • DEMDIKE STARE
  • SISKIYOU
  • + more tbc

  • http://www.atpfestival.com

    [Published on: 12/7/11]

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