Kurt Vile adds new UK dates

March shows added to Vile's forthcoming world tour

Kurt Vile has announced shows in London and Brighton will take place in March 2016.

The singer-songwriter and his band, The Violators, are already scheduled the UK and Ireland next month as part of their world tour. With gigs in Brighton (November 11) and London (12) already sold out, Vile has lined up more dates in those cities in 2016, headlining London’s Roundhouse and Brighton’s All Saints Church on March 10 and 11 respectively.

The Philadelphia-based musician last month released his sixth studio album, ‘b’lieve i’m goin down…’. Speaking in June, he described the new material as more “unguarded and vulnerable” and having a “night vibe”.

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Vile continued: “The music drones on and on, but in a freer way. There’s a sort of melancholy in the way the music just sprawls. It wanders. Everybody goes up and down throughout their lives. ‘Smoke Ring…’ was a downer, then ‘Wakin…’ was an upturn. My music has to be funny and sad and happy and loving, it’s gotta have it all. When somebody’s just too dark all the time, it’s just drama. Or if somebody’s too funny? Well, I like being too funny sometimes.”

Kurt Vile will play:

Brighton Concorde 2 (November 11)
London Electric Ballroom (12)
Bristol Motion (13)
Dublin Vicar Street (15)
Glasgow ABC1 (16)
Leeds University Stylus (17)
Manchester The Ritz (18)
London Roundhouse (March 10)
Brighton All Saints Church (11)

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