The new dates join the Whigs' already-packed schedule for the year, which includes touring the United States this month before heading to Europe for the summer. Cincinnati's September show is part of a return to the States for the fall.
The tour supports How Do You Burn?, the Afghan Whigs' first studio album in five years. The album is scheduled for a Sept. 9 release, but the debut single "I'll Make You See God" dropped in February. The band's latest single "The Getaway" landed on May 3.
Influenced by a wide variety of rock, soul, R&B, psych and other genres, Afghan Whigs formed in Cincinnati in 1986 and were signed to Seattle's Sub Pop label in 1989. The Whigs were big throughout the '90s, with co-founder and singer/songwriter Greg Dulli routinely praised for his conceptual lyrics.
The band called it quits in 2001 but temporarily reunited in 2006 before playing together and recording albums on a more permanent basis from 2011 forward. The Afghan Whigs' last album In Spades was released in 2017.