Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Tomson and Chris Baio will assist with the editing of the free paper, which is given out in New York, Boston and Philadelphia. The band will work with the publication’s permanent editors and choose the topics covered by the Metro for the September 12 edition, as well as curating a whole section about New York food.
Vampire Weekend were amongst the main winners at the independent record labels’ governing body The Association of Independent Music’s third annual AIM Independent Music Awards earlier this month. The band won Independent Track Of The Year for ‘Diane Young’ from their third album ‘Modern Vampires Of The City’.
Vampire Weekend embark on a UK arena tour this November. The band, who released ‘Modern Vampires Of The City’ earlier this year, will play five dates in total on the tour. Starting in Birmingham on November 12, Vampire Weekend will play shows in London, Glasgow and Leeds before ending in Manchester on November 17. Noah and The Whale will support on all dates.
Vampire Weekend will play:
Birmingham NIA (November 12)
London The O2 (13)
Glasgow The Hydro (15)
Leeds First Direct Arena (16)
Manchester Arena (17)