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Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli teams with Ani DiFranco for cover of Sharon Van Etten’s “A Crime” — listen

on October 19, 2015, 11:50am

The Afghan Whigs are working on a new record with an eye on a 2016 release date, but frontman Greg Dulli has some plans of his own beforehand. For one, Dulli has shared his version of Sharon Van Etten’s “A Crime”. Taken from Van Etten’s 2010 sophomore record, epic, the cover also features Ani DiFranco on backing vocals. The original is a largely acoustic number, but Dulli adds in some thumping drums and a reverberating piano to give the song new heft. There’s a level of tumult not quite present on Van Etten’s version, though it’s as haunted a track as ever.

Take a listen below, and download the track in exchange for an email address.

The track coincides with Dulli’s announcement of a series of intimate solo tour dates for the spring. The trek will see him perform 32 shows across Europe and North America between February and April as he touches on all aspects of his career. Find the full itinerary below.

Greg Dulli 2016 Tour Dates:
02/06 – Galway, IE @ Roisin Dubh *
02/07 – Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s *
02/09 – London, UK @ Union Chapel *
02/10 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s *
02/11 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla *
02/13 – Leuven, BE @ Het Depot *
02/14 – Ghent, BE @ Vooruit *
02/16 – Stockholm, SE @ Sodra Teatern *
02/18 – Warsaw, PL @ Stodola Open Stage *
02/19 – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar *
02/20 – Belgrade, RS @ Gun *
02/22 – Rome, IT @ Chiesa Evangelica Metodista *
02/24 – Barcelona, ES @ BARTS *
02/25 – Madrid, ES @ Teatro Barcelo *
03/10 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair #
03/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Roulette #
03/12 – Washington, DC @ 6th & I Synagogue #
03/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church #
03/15 – Toronto, ON @ Great Hall #
03/16 – Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar #
03/17 – Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Teatre #
03/18 – Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music #
03/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center #
03/21 – Seattle, WA @ Triple Door #
03/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret #
03/23 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir #
03/25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent #
03/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teregram Ballroom #
03/29 – Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater #
03/30 – Austin, TX @ Central Presbyterian Church #
04/01 – New Orleans, LA @ Preservation Hall #
04/02 – New Orleans, LA @ Preservation Hall #

* = w/ Manuel Agnelli
# = w/ Derrick Brown

Here’s Van Etten’s original version of “A Crime”, just for reference.

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