August 28 declared Kurt Vile Day in Philadelphia

The Philly native will also be presented with the Liberty Bell Award – the city's highest honour

August 28 declared Kurt Vile Day in Philadelphia

Photo: Matt Salacuse/NME

August 28 has been officially declared Kurt Vile Day in the US city of Philadelphia.

On his commemoration day, the singer will give a free performance in Philadelphia's City Hall Courtyard at 5.30pm before being presented with the Liberty Bell Award – the highest honour the city can bestow upon one of his citizens.

Only native Philadelphians can receive the award, which is presented in recognition of outstanding professional achievements and civic generosity. Vile was born in Philadelphia in 1980 and is known for his love of the city.

This March, he threw a parade in Philadelphia and scenes from the celebration can be seen in his new video, 'KV Crimes', which appears at the bottom of this article.

'KV Crimes' is taken from Vile's fifth solo album 'Wakin' On A Pretty Daze', which came out this April. The singer played London's Field Day festival at the end of last month (May) and will return to the UK in December for a six-date tour beginning at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on December 11, before taking in dates in Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol and finally Brighton on December 17.

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