The Whigs, famous indie-rockers, have launched a tour in 2009 to promote their latest album 'Mission Control.' The tour began Jan 15 at Athens, GA and hits 17 cities before winding up on March 14 at St. Louis, MO. It visits cities like East Lansing, MI; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Detroit, MI and Chicago, IL. Their performances include support from the band Drive By Truckers on Jan 15 for the Athens, GA show. All other shows in the month of January are accompanies by the band Kings of Leon. All the shows in March are solo performances by The Whigs.
The recently released album Mission Control has been produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliot Smith, The Vines) and has been released on ATO Records, which also released their previous venture "Give 'em All a Fat Lip." The song "Right Hand on My Heart," from this album is available at the band's website.
The Whigs 2009 Tour Dates
01/26/2009 - East Lansing, MI - Wharton Center at MSU (w/ Kings of Leon)
01/27/2009 - Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion (w/ Kings of Leon)
01/29/2009 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (w/ Kings of Leon)
03/04/2009 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
03/05/2009 - Philadelphia, PA - The Note
03/06/2009 - Boston, MA - Paradise
03/07/2009 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
03/09/2009 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
03/10/2009 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
03/12/2009 - Indianapolis, IN - Birdy's
03/13/2009 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
03/14/2009 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar