The Whigs Stay In The Van, Work On New Album


After their best year ever—extensive tours with Kings Of Leon and the Kooks, sharing the stage with Band Of Horses on New Year’s Eve in Atlanta, bookings on all the relevant late-night talk shows (i.e., not Leno), the number-five album on MAGNET’s best-of-2008 listthe Whigs are finally ready to settle back down in Athens, Ga., to begin work on a follow-up to 2008’s Mission Control. After they play Madison Square Garden, that is. Not a bad way to start off the new year. No details yet on the upcoming album, but there’s a good chance the trio will be debuting some of its new material on the road. Tour dates after the jump. To read the feature we did on the Whigs last May, click here.

“Right Hand On My Heart” from Mission Control:

Whigs Tour Dates
01-15-09 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt
01-20-09 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
01-21-09 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre
01-23-09 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
01-24-09 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
01-26-09 – East Lansing, MI – Michigan State Univ.
01-27-09 – Columbus, OH – Lifestyle Comm. Pavilion
01-29-09 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
03-04-09 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
03-05-09 – West Chester, PA – The Note
03-06-09 – Boston, MA – Paradise
03-07-09 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
03-09-09 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
03-10-09 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
03-12-09 – Indianapolis, IN – Birdy’s
03-13-09 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
03-14-09 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
06-04-09 – Enterprise, AL – BamaJam Music & Arts Festival