Watch Kurt Vile get tackled by an NFL player for an NYE gig promo

The songwriter has also announced a new set of US tour dates for 2017

Kurt Vile has announced a new set of tour dates in the US for 2017.

The Philadelphia-based songwriter will round off the touring cycle for his sixth album, 2015’s ‘B’lieve I’m Goin Down…’, with his backing band The Violators during these final tour dates in the US, before finishing off his live duties in Mexico and Australia.

As well as those gigs – and a slew of shows before and after Christmas – Vile will also play a special New Year’s Eve gig at the Fillmore in Philadelphia. To announce the special show, Vile recruited Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin for an online “promo”. Consequence of Sound note that Barwin is an “indie rock fan”, and certainly shows his admiration for Vile with an exuberant cameo in the clip. Watch it below.


See Kurt Vile’s full touring schedule for the next few months below.

December 13 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
December 14– Austin, TX @ Moody Theater
December 28 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
December 29 – Boston, MA @ Royale
December 30 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
December 31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore Philadelphia
January 26 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
January 27 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
January 28 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
January 29 – Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
January 30 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
January 31 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
February 1 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor

February 4 – Mexico City @ El Plaza Condesa
February 4-8 – Mérida @ My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday

February 27 – Perth @ Perth Festival 2017
February 28 – Perth @ Perth International Arts Festival
March 3 – Sydney @ Taronga Zoo
March 4 – Melbourne @ Melbourne Zoo
March 9 – Brisbane @ Queensland Performing Arts Centre Concert Hall
March 10-12 – Golconda @ A Festival Called Panama
March 11-13 – Meredith @ Golden Plains Festival

Vile spoke to NME earlier this year before his slot at Glastonbury – watch him discuss how he combated the excess mud that graced this year’s festival in our backstage interview below.