Kurt Vile announces huge UK and European tour with The Violators

They haven't played here in two years.

Kurt Vile and The Violators have announced tour dates for autumn 2018 in the UK, Ireland and Europe.

It’s Vile’s first time back on European soil since he toured with The Violators back in 2016.

The tour kicks off at Gruenspan in Hamburg on October 12 before finishing at Vicar Street in Dublin on November 14.


Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 27 at 10am (BST). UK tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster and See Tickets, or via the links at the tip of the page.

Full dates for the tour below.

12/10 Hamburg, Grünspan
13/10 Gothenburg, Pustervik 
14/10 Oslo, Rockefeller 
15/10 Stockholm, Bern
16/10 Copenhagen, Vega 
18/10 Germany, Huxleys 
19/10 Munich, Technikum 
20/10 Zurich, X-Tra 
21/10 Lyon, Epicerie Moderne 
22/10 Barcelona, Apolo
23/10 Madrid, Teatro Barceló 
25/10 Lisbon, Lisboa Ao Vivo 
26/10 Porto, Hard Club 
28/10 Bordeaux, Theatre Barbey 
29/10 Paris, La Cigalle 
30/10 Brussels, Autumn Falls @ AB

01/11 Amsterdam, Paradiso
02/11 Köln, Kantine
05/11 Brighton, Concorde 2 
06/11 London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
07/11 London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
08/11 Bristol, St Philips Gate 
09/11 Birmingham, The Crossing 
10/11 Manchester, Albert Hall 
11/11 Leeds, O2 Academy 
13/11 Glasgow, O2 ABC
14/11 Dublin, Vicar Street

Kurt Vile recently joined Yo La Tengo onstage to help them cover The Cure, when the band performed in his hometown of Philadelphia.


They sung ‘Friday I’m In Love’ which Yo La Tengo originally recorded for their 2015 covers album ‘Stuff Like That There‘.

Vile also recently collaborated with Courtney Barnett on a joint album, ‘Lotta Sea Lice‘. Most of the tracks on the record are originals penned by the pair, but it also features some covers. These included versions of Belly’s ‘Untogether’ and Jen Cloher’s ‘Fear Is Like A Forest’.

Barnett also recorded a version of Vile’s own ‘Peeping Tomboy’.

Last month, Vile appeared as Carrie Brownstein’s roadie in US comedy sketch show ‘Portlandia’.

Watch here.