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30 April 2012 | 11:00 am | Daniel Crichton Rouse

The Afghan Whigs announce Splendour In The Grass sideshows.

It's been 25 years since they played their first gig, but The Afghan Whigs are finally coming to Australia. The Cincinnati group formed in 1986, signed to Sub Pop in 1989 to release their second album Up On It, before heading to the major, Elektra. Their two albums Congregation (1992) and Gentlemen (1993) made them a mainstay on US college radio in the mid-1990s, before they broke up in 2001, three years after their last album, 1965.

Having already announced their place on the Splendour In The Grass bill, the cult indie act have now announced two sideshows. They'll play The Hi-Fi, Melbourne Wednesday 25 July and The Factory Theatre, Sydney Thursday 26. Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 4 May through the venue.