Watch Vampire Weekend perform Thin Lizzy’s ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’ with Danielle Haim

The NYC outfit are gearing up to release their fourth record and will return to the UK in September

Vampire Weekend teamed up with Danielle Haim last night to cover Thin Lizzy’s ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’ and perform their own track ‘Obvious Bicycle’. Check out footage below.

The New Yorkers are currently gearing up to release their fourth album. Back in May, they confirmed that it was “94.5% done” and announced two live shows. Last month, they returned to the stage after a four-year absence – unveiling new material and live line-up. The first of the shows saw Ezra Koenig and co. perform their 2008 debut record in its entirety.

As their summer of festival dates continues, the band performed at Japan’s Fuji Rock festival today (July 29). The band were joined on the bill by the likes of N.E.R.D, Kendrick Lamar, Bob Dylan, CHVRCHES, Johnny Marr, Years & Years and more.


For the final two tracks of their 16-song set, Haim singer and guitarist, Danielle Haim, joined the band onstage. They covered Thin Lizzy’s 1976 smash ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’, before performing Vampire Weekend’s own ‘Obvious Bicycle’. The latter features on the 2013 LP, ‘Modern Vampires of the City‘.

Over on their official Instagram, Vampire Weekend shared backstage footage of Danielle rehearsing the track.


Meanwhile, Foster The People revealed earlier this month that they want to collaborate with Vampire Weekend and Arctic Monkeys.

Vampire Weekend will return to the UK in September for a headline performance at End Of The Road Festival. The band haven’t played a gig on these shores since Reading & Leeds festivals in 2014.

Joining them at the Larmer Tree Gardens weekender are the likes of St. Vincent, Shame, Hookworms, IDLES and many more.




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