Vampire Weekend announce first ‘Father Of The Bride’ tour dates

Ezra Koenig and co will return to the road in May

Vampire Weekend have announced a huge North American tour in support of their upcoming fourth album, ‘Father Of The Bride’.

The dates mark the band’s first tour since 2014, having played a handful of festivals and one-off shows last year.

The Ezra Koenig-led group will hit the road in May with an appearance at Gulf Shores’ Hangout Music Festival, before the tour proper starts in Toronto in June. It runs until October, when it concludes with a show at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and includes dates at LA’s Hollywood Bowl and New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Tickets go on sale next Friday (February 8) and can be purchased here.

Vampire Weekend will play: 

May 2019

17 – Gulf Shores, AL, Hangout Music Festival

June 2019

5 – Toronto, On, RBC Echo Beach
7 – Indianapolis, IN, Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
8 – Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Pavilion
9 – Minneapolis, MN, The Armory
11 – Madison, WI, The Sylvee
12 – St. Louis, MO, Fabulous Fox Theatre
14 – Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
15 – Cincinnati, OH, PNC Pavilion
16 – Chicago, IL, Huntington Bank Pavilion
18 – Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheater
21 – Raleigh, NC, Red Hat Amphitheater
22 – Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
23 – Dover, DE, Firefly Festival

August 2019

16 – Oklahoma City, OK, The Criterion
17 – Houston, TX, White Oak Music Hall
18 – Dallas, TX, Toyota Music Factory
20 – Austin, TX, ACL Live
21 – Austin, TX, ACL Live
24 – Miami, FL, James L. Knight Center
25 – St. Augustine, FL, St Augustine Amphitheatre
27 – Atlanta, GA, Fox Theatre
30 – Norfolk, VA, Ted Constant Convocation Center

September 2019

3 – Boston, MA, Agganis Arena
4 – Philadelphia, PA, Mann Center For The Performing Arts
6 – New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
8 – Montreal, QC, MTELUS
25 – Vancouver, BC, Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
27 – Seattle, WA, WaMu Theater
28 – Portland, OR, McMenamins Edgefield

October 2019

1 – San Francisco, CA, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
2 – Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
3 – San Diego, CA, CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
6 – Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex
8 – Denver, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Last week (January 24), Vampire Weekend released the first two tracks from the long-awaited ‘Father Of The Bride’ in ‘Harmony Hall’ and ‘2021’. ‘2021’ is a short and sweet electronica-driven number leaning on their more esoteric side, while ‘Harmony Hall’ sees the band back in full summer-pop mode but with a touch more cinematic splendour. Check out NME’s review of the songs here.

The band have also been confirmed for a number of European festivals this summer, including Gdynia’s Open’er Festival, Madrid’s Mad Cool, and Lisbon’s NOS Alive. UK dates are yet to be confirmed.