The Afghan Whigs are back together to play both the London and New Jersey stops of the All Tomorrow's Parties I'll Be Your Mirror festival in 2012.
This coming May at Alexandra Palace in London, the Afghan Whigs will play the UK show curated this year by Scottish post-rockers Mogwai, and it will mark the first time they will play in concert in 13 years. The London show will also feature Slayer playing their signature record "Reign in Blood", recently reunited Archers of Loaf, as well as curators Mogwai.
Then in September, the Afghan Whigs will play in Asbury Park, NJ at the American ATP. In addition to that, Greg Dulli of Afghan Whigs will curate the USA stop of I'll Be Your Mirror with a full schedule to come.
The Cincinnati group split up in 2001 after six albums -- including the highly regarded "Gentlemen" in 1993. The group reunited briefly in 2006 and recorded a pair of new tracks for the compilation "Unbreakable: A Retrospective 1990-2006," but has since been dormant.
The festival has gained a reputation for bringing many acts out of retirement, most recently with Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel this past September.
ATP I'll Be Your Mirror will be in their second year at Asbury Park, NJ following a three-year stint in Monticello, New York. Tickets for the British I'll Be Your Mirror, meanwhile, are on sale now via ATPFestival.com.