Singer/songwriter Greg Dulli — a Hamilton, Ohio native and co-founder of The Afghan Whigs, one of Cincinnati's all-time greatest musical exports — has released his first official solo album, Random Desire.
"For the last 30 years, Greg Dulli, frontman of The Afghan Whigs and The Twilight Singers, has been the poet laureate of the bizarre whims and cruel tangents of desire. A foremost authority on the sell-your-soul rewards of carnal lust, the high voltage epiphanies of chemical enhancement, and the serotonin lows left in their wake. Therein lies Random Desire, the first solo album under Dulli’s own name which was released earlier this year, on February 21st via Royal Cream/BMG," says a release from BMG music company.
Dulli was slated to kick-off the North American leg of his tour behind Random Desire in April, with a stop at the Woodward Theater on April 29. The entire tour has since been pushed to September in light of the coronavirus pandemic, with a rescheduled Woodward stop on Sept. 17. Longtime friend, collaborator and tourmate Joseph Arthur will open the concert.
But if you want to catch Dulli before then, he's streaming a solo performance, recorded live at Gold Diggers (the boutique hotel, bar, venue and recording studio) in Los Angeles, on Aug. 1.
He's performing new songs from Random Desire as well as pieces from throughout his career.
Tickets went on sale June 30 and cost $12. They're available at Greg Dulli Live.
Dulli will be streaming two performances that day: one at 8 p.m. GMT for viewers in the UK and Europe and one at 9 p.m. EST for fans in North America.
For tickets to the local Sept. 17 Woodward show, visit woodwardtheater.com.
And here's a look at a stunning music video for "Pantomima," the first single off of Random Desire.
The cinematic clip is a tribute to the movie All That Jazz and is Dulli's latest collaboration with director Philip Harder, who also stars in the video as troubled dancer/choreographer Bob Fosse.