Vampire Weekend to DJ for fans at ‘Contra’ album party

Plus band streaming new album in full online

Vampire Weekend have announced that they will play a free gig and a DJ set at a launch party for their new album ‘Contra’ in London on January 15.

The band will be making their appearance at the Visions Video Bar on Kingsland Road in the UK capital, with Jack Savidge of Friendly Fires also set to man the decks.

Earlier they will play at the nearby Rough Trade East. See for details.

Get this week’s issue – on UK newsstands now – for a review of the band’s second record, plus watch the video (right) of the band showing NME.COM around the studio where they recorded the album.

Tickets gost £5 on the door before midnight (GMT) and £7 after.

Ezra Koenig and co recently made ‘Contra’ available to listen to in full on their page, The album is released on Monday (January 11).

They band also announced a series of new US and Canadian tour dates for March and April.

Vampire Weekend will play:

Canada Edmonton Event Center (March 14)
Calgary MacEwan Hall (15)
Missoula Wilma Theater (16)
Salt Lake City In The Venue (18)
Denver Ogden Theatre (19)
Aspen Spring Jam Core Party (20)
Minneapolis First Avenue (22)
Milwaukee Riverside Theater (23)
Chicago Riviera Theater (25)
Knoxville Tennessee Theatre (27)
Columbus LC Pavilion (29)
Toronto Sound Academy (30)
Boston Orpheum Theatre (April 1)
Philadelphia Electric Factory (2)
Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall (3)
Nashville Ryman Auditorium (5)
Asheville Orange Peel (6)
Atlanta Tabernacle (8)
New Orleans House Of Blues (9)
Austin Stubbs BBQ (10)
Dallas House Of Blues (11)
Tempe Marquee Theater (13)
Pomona Fox Theater (14)
Oakland Fox Theater (19)