The Twilight Singers announce spring tour; Greg Dulli enjoys a lollipop on a sunny day

The Twilight Singers announce spring tour; Greg Dulli enjoys a lollipop on a sunny day

After summoning some darkness with Mark Lanegan in The Gutter Twins and reaching through his catalogue (even back to Afghan Whigs times!) for a solo tour, Greg Dulli is back to The Twilight Singers, the main job he’s been holding down for the past 10 years or so. Dulli’s group has a new album called Dynamite Steps (TMT Review) out this very moment via his longtime buds at Sub Pop. To celebrate the record’s release, the group will hit up Amoeba Records to play their first pair of in-store performances ever: February 15 in Los Angeles and February 17 in San Francisco. They’ll also be on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on February 23, which I believe marks the first time Greg Dulli’s been on TV without wandering through a soap opera set.

If you don’t live in California/don’t have a TV/aren’t Jimmy Fallon, you’ll still get plenty of chances to see The Twilight Singers. The band is heading out on a pretty extensive tour throughout May and the tiniest little bits of June. Opening every show will be Margot and The Nuclear So and So’s, whose singer Richard Edwards claims that “babies will be born because of these shows.” I’m hoping he’s not suggesting actual conception take place at the shows, because that just seems uncomfortable for everyone. Then again, if the couple standing next to me starts going for it in the middle of a darkened club while a Greg Dulli-fronted act plays, that might actually be perfect.

Twilight Singers tourdates (all with Margot and The Nuclear So and So’s):

05.04.11 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry’s
05.05.11 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
05.06.11 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
05.07.11 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
05.09.11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
05.10.11 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocodero
05.11.11 - Boston, MA - Paradise
05.13.11 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
05.14.11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small’s Theatre
05.15.11 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
05.16.11 - Newport, KY - Southgate House
05.17.11 - Chicago, IL - The Metro
05.18.11 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
05.21.11 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
05.22.11 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
05.24.11 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
05.25.11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Music Box
05.27.11 - San Diego, CA - Belly Up
05.28.11 - Phoenix, AZ - The Clubhouse
05.30.11 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
05.31.11 - Austin, TX - The Parish
06.01.11 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Studio
06.03.11 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina’s

• The Twilight Singers: http://www.thetwilightsingers.com
• Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s: http://www.myspace.com/margotandthenuclearsoandsos
• Sub Pop: http://www.subpop.com

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