Brooklyn band set for biggest British shows

Vampire Weekend have announced a UK tour for May.

Following an eventful end to their biggest British date so far, which saw the band and their audience evacuated onto the streets due to fire alarm , the band return for a full tour.

The Brooklyn band play:

Bristol Bierkeller (May 1)

Birmingham Academy 2 (2)

Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (3)

Glasgow Oran Mor (4)

Newcastle Northumbria University (6)

Leeds Cockpit (7)

Manchester Academy 2 (8)

Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (12)

London Electric Ballrooom (13)

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