Cincinnati-based alternative rock band The Afghan Whigs will be performing two very special shows in December during which they will highlight their acclaimed 1996 album Black Love in its entirety. On Dec. 10, the band will perform in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Civic Theatre with support from Mark Lanegan, Ani DiFranco, Morning 40 Federation, King James & the Special Men, and C.C. Adcock & the Lafayette Marquis. On Dec. 14, the group will take the stage in Los Angeles, California’s Teragram Ballroom along with Moby, Mark Lanegan and Carina Round.
The two performances are benefits concerts for guitarist Dave Rosser who was recently diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer. In a statement made by the band via press release, lead singer Greg Dulli discussed the importance of the two retrospective shows. “Dave Rosser has been my close friend and bandmate for over a decade now,” noted Dulli. “By doing these shows for him we hope to ease any financial stress he may face as he pursues treatment to combat his illness. 100% of the proceeds for these shows will go to his medical care. I’m hopeful that folks will come out and show their support for Dave who will be performing with us.”