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Monday, September 28, 2009

The Whigs Headlining New Tour


After touring extensively with Kings of Leon, The Whigs have turned into Athens newest band to go “pro” in the music industry. 

The band’s recent line-up includes lead vocalist Parker Gispert, drummer Julian Dorio and bassist Tim Deaux and on the band’s official website,, a brand new list of tour dates have been posted, starting on the 28th of October.

The full tour schedule is listed below:

10-28-09:  Boston, MA - Middle East
10-29-09:  Syracuse, NY - Funk & Waffles
10-30-09:  Buffalo, NY - The Mohawk
10-31-09:  Akron, OH - Musica
11-02-09:  Cincinnati, OH - Madhatter
11-03-09:  Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
11-04-09:  Indianapolis, IN - Birdy's
11-05-09:  Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
11-06-09:  Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
11-07-09:  Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
11-10-09:  Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
11-13-09:  Vancouver, BC - The Media Club
11-14-09:  Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
11-15-09:  Portland, OR - Doug Fir
11-17-09:  San Francisco, CA - The Independent
11-18-09:  Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar
11-19-09:  Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
11-20-09:  Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar
11-21-09:  San Diego, CA - SOMA
12-01-09:  Austin, TX - Emo's
12-02-09:  Dallas, TX - The Loft
12-04-09:  Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
12-05-09:  Chattanooga, TN - Rhythm & Brews
12-08-09:  Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre
12-10-09:  Washington, DC - Black Cat
12-11-09:  New York, NY - Fillmore @ Irving Plaza
12-12-09:  Philadelphia, PA - North Star
12-14-09:  Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
12-15-09:  Charleston, SC - Pour House

From October 28 to November 21, the Whigs will be touring with two bands, The Features ( a psychedelic, new wave band who will make their way to Athens, opening for another Classic City band, Modern Skirts) and The Dead Trees (an americana, folk rock band from Portland, Oregon).

The Whigs should bring their A-game to their upcoming tour, they have had plenty of practice after traveling across the country and building a stronger fan base (not to mention performing on David Letterman). 

After playing a surprise show in Athens, showcasing 11 new tracks, in May of this year, it can be assumed that the upcoming tour will be full of new material.  A specific date for The Whigs’ new album has not yet been announced, but it is expected to drop sometime in late 2009 to early 2010.

-          Jessica Cole

Currently Listening to:  “Need You Need You” by The Whigs

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