The Twilight Singers have announced their US tour in support of their upcoming new album Dynamite Steps. The 23-city tour will launch in Oxford, Mississippi on May 4th and be in Detroit on May 15 at St. Andrews Hall.
Special guests Margot and the Nuclear So and So's will open all shows on the US run. The band is currently recording their fourth album and will be taking a break to join The Twilight Singers on tour.
"We're excited to get back out and see the USA with such an influential songwriter as Greg Dulli,” commented lead singer Richard Edwards.
The Twilight Singers are fronted by Greg Dulli -- former Afghan Whigs frontman and Twilight Singers' only constant member -- who has been playing with his douchebag persona for years. The age-old question concerning Dulli’s lyrics is; "is he the kind of ass who can get away with singing over indulgent lines like "Spread your legs/ Insert your alibi" or is he a misunderstood bard (see the song "She Was Stolen").
Dulli is part serial killer part barroom romantic. His lyrics illustrate these tenendcies: "You're never going to feel like you felt last night/Ever wonder where went your guiding light?/Wake up in a field with a second sight. . . . You'll love me." Dynamite Steps reaches a whole new level of catharsis and progression, evocatively cramming all the highs and lows of the maverick singer-songwriter’s past half-decade into unexpected sonic trapdoors.Various guests make contributions to the album including: Ani DiFranco, Joseph Arthur, Petra Haden, Nick McCabe (The Verve), and Mark Lanegan.