Afghan Whigs and Twilight Singers frontman Greg Dulli recorded this version of Leonard Cohen's "Paper Thin Hotel" as part of Old Ideas with New Friends, a new series of Cohen covers by artists such as Deerhunter's Bradford Cox, Old 97s' Rhett Miller, Cold War Kids and the New Pornographers' A.C. Newman. "I wanted to do a version of this song because I think they might be my favorite set of Leonard Cohen lyrics," says Dulli. "I think they kind of explain and validate love all at the same time."
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Live In New York
Available Digitally Worldwide On November 15th
Limited Edition CD Available For Pre Order Now
October 25, 2011 - As countless can attest to, a live Twilight Singers show is truly an epic experience. For the first time ever, there will now be recorded proof. The Twilight Singers will release their first ever live album Live In New York on November 15th.
Recorded at Webster Hall in New York City this past May, the show was easily one of the highlights from the band's world tour in support of their latest release Dynamite Steps. Live In New York features 21 songs from the band's entire career including: "Teenage Wristband," "I'm Ready," "Annie Mae," "On The Corner" and many others.
Live In New York will be released digitally worldwide. However, a limited edition deluxe double CD will be made available directly thru the band's website beginning today: www.thetwilightsingers.com.
This deluxe edition will feature the entire unedited New York performance and will only be available for purchase prior to November 15th. This CD will not be available in stores. Fans who purchase the deluxe CD edition will immediately receive a track: "Teenage Wristband" via email along with receiving the full album digitally on the street date.
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THE TWILIGHT SINGERS - LIVE IN NEW YORK - TRACK LISTING
Last Night In Town
Blackbird And The Fox
Beginning Of The End
She Was Stolen
Too Tough To Die*
Candy Cane Crawl
Never Seen No Devil
On The Corner
* - Denotes CD only tracks
Petra Haden and Dave Catching (Eagles Of Death Metal, Queens Of The Stone Age) will join The Twilight Singers as special guests for their SOLD OUT show in San Francisco this Saturday evening, September 17th at the Great American Music Hall.
The Twilight Singers will be performing their revered second album Blackberry Belle in its entirety followed by a full second set showcasing songs from their entire career.
Haden and Catching will join the previously announced special guest: Mark Lanegan. Due to a recent personal injury, Apollonia Kotero who was scheduled to perform will not be in attendance.
This show will be the final worldwide show in support of The Twilight Singers critically acclaimed new album Dynamite Steps (Sub Pop).
SEATTLE, WA - The Twilight Singers show on September 17th in San Francisco at Great American Music Hall is now Sold Out. Thanks to all who purchased tickets. The band is looking forward to this special evening.
World Café will be broadcasting a previously recorded set by The Twilight Singers on Thursday, August 25th, 2011.
National Public Radio's World Café with host David Dye can be heard on over 200 stations nationwide. Fans can find their local station and air time at the following link by selecting a state from the pull-down menu: http://www.npr.org/templates/stations/schedule/?prgId=39
Update: The show is now available for streaming at NPR.org.
One Night Only Great American Music Hall San Francisco CAJuly 18, 2011 - SEATTLE, WA
Saturday, September 17th 2011
Tickets On Sale This Sunday At 10AM
- Originally booked as a make up show for an earlier cancelled date, The Twilight Singers
will turn the last night of their Dynamite Steps
tour into a special event by performing their revered second album Blackberry Belle
in its entirety. The show will take place on September 17th in San Francisco at Great American Music Hall. Tickets will go on sale on this Sunday, July 24th, at 10:00AM PST and can be purchased at the box office or online at: http://www.gamhtickets.com/
. Special guests that evening will include Apollonia Kotero - who backs up frontman Greg Dulli on that record's "Teenage Wristband" and "Fat City" - and longtime collaborator Mark Lanegan, who duets on the album's epic closer, "Number Nine."
Following the conclusion of the Blackberry Belle performance, the group will play a full second set showcasing songs from its entire career. As the final worldwide show in support of the critically acclaimed new album Dynamite Steps
(Sub Pop) this will be a must see event for any Twilight Singers fan. "Blackberry Belle
is the album where The Twilight Singers' sound truly crystallized," Dulli says. "It captures a distinct moment in time, featuring some of my favorite songs I've ever written."
We regret to inform our fans, but due to unforeseen personal scheduling conflicts The Twilight Singers will be cancelling their performances in August overseas beginning with their August 24th show in London. Refunds will be available at point of purchase. The band's performance at Pukkelpop will go on as scheduled.
Glastonbury, Pukkelpop, T In The Park
And Several Other Major Festival Performances Scheduled
May 26, 2011 - SEATTLE, WA - The Twilight Singers will return to Europe this summer to perform at several major festivals including: Glastonbury, Pukkelpop, T In The Park, Open'er Festival and others. The band will also headline a select number of shows during this run, which will take place in: Nijmegen, Utrecht, Hamburg, Basel and Madrid. For the most up to date information on ticket sales for all upcoming shows visit: www.thetwilightsingers.com.
A few other performances will be added to the summer run and announced in the coming weeks.
The Twilight Singers upcoming tour is in support of the band's critically acclaimed new album Dynamite Steps (Sub Pop). Clearly the next chapter in an already long and stellar career for lead singer Greg Dulli, Dynamite Steps has been one of the best-reviewed albums of his lengthy career on both sides of the Atlantic.
"The most sonically expansive album of the band's career..." - Uncut
"Dynamite Steps, his strongest, most widescreen set since the Whigs' mid-'90s heyday..." - Spin Magazine
"On The Corner and Never Seen No Devil make this his most brilliant set since 1993 classic Gentlemen." - Shortlist
"Unleashing a persona that's part barroom romantic, part serial killer, Greg Dulli's Twilight Singers project has now eclipsed his Nineties soul-grunge outfit Afghan Whigs." - Rolling Stone
The Twilight Singers are in the home stretch of their final US tour in support of Dynamite Steps, which will conclude in New Orleans next week on June 3rd at the legendary Tipitina's.
Since the late 1980's Greg Dulli has been a musical force to be reckoned with. Rising to fame as the magnetic leader of the Afghan Whigs during the 80's & 90's. When the Whigs split up at the end of the decade, Dulli followed his muse and began to innovatively fuse indie, soul and electronic sounds in his post-Whigs collective The Twilight Singers, who released their first album, Twilight As Played By The Twilight Singers, in 2000. Their beloved second album Blackberry Belle followed in 2003, followed by a covers album She Loves You in 2004. 2006's Powder Burns made many critics "Best Of" year end lists. In 2008 Sub Pop veterans Dulli and Mark Lanegan returned to the label as The Gutter Twins for their debut album Saturnalia.
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The Twilight Singers will take the Webster Hall stage tonight at 8:30 PM.
Doors are at 6:30. Margot and the Nuclear So and So's on at 7:15.