Vampire Weekend have released two new songs and announced the release date for their new album as well as a trio of London shows.
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Now, the four-piece have shared ‘Sunflower’, which features The Internet’s Steve Lacy, and ‘Big Blue’. The band have confirmed ‘Big Blue’ was one of the tracks played at a Lollapalooza after party in August. Listen to both below.
Last week, the band revealed they had planned to share the songs before the end of February, but had been “convinced by intelligent people to wait a week to get some ducks in a row.”
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SUNFLOWER / BIG BLUE OUT NEXT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6. wanted to get it out in February but we were convinced by intelligent people to wait a week to get some ducks in a row. Lots more coming/happening in Phase 2. It’s about to get pretty busy. A couple fun facts: Sunflower is the sibling song of Flower Moon. Big Blue was played off the speakers at our Lollapalooza aftershow in Chicago last summer. (Who was there??) SEE U NEXT WEEK
‘Father Of The Bride’ has also been given a release date of May 3. UK fans will have the first opportunities to hear tracks from the record live later this month when the band play three small shows in London.
Vampire Weekend will play:
21 – London, EartH
22 – London, Islington Assembly Hall (evening show)
23 – London, Islington Assembly Hall (morning show)
Fans who pre-order the new album will be given first access to tickets for the shows from 10am on March 13. They will then be released on general sale at 10am on March 14.
The shows follow the previous confirmation of a Dublin date set to take place this summer. The band will perform at Trinity College on July 1.
Last month, Vampire Weekend shared the colourful video for ‘Harmony Hall’. The clip was directed by Emmett Malloy, who had previously helmed videos for the band’s singles ‘Giving Up The Gun’ and ‘Holiday’.