Vampire Weekend Announce Five Date UK Tour
Last updated: 5th July 2013
Vampire Weekend return with five UK dates and support from Noah And The Whale.
Birmingham, NIA, Tuesday 12th November 2013
London, The O2, Wednesday 13th November 2013
Glasgow, The Hydro, Friday 15th November 2013
Leeds, First Direct Arena, Saturday 16th November 2013
Manchester Arena, Sunday 17th November 2013
Musically somewhere between the high-adrenalin staccato-rush of The Arctic Monkeys and the afro-beat influences of Talking Heads and Peter Gabriel; NYC's Vampire Weekend add a refreshing variation with their blend of indie and new wave with afro-beat and world music elements.
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Hailing from New York Vampire Weekend have proved to be a favourite on the UK festival scene after playing Glastonbury and T in the Park last summer and headlining the Latitude Festival.
The band formed whilst studying at Columbia University they produced their first album after they graduated. They took their name from singer’s Ezra Koenig amateur film of the same name and the band’s manager, Ian Montone also manages The White Stripes.
Their self titled first album was released in 2008 and spawned songs ‘A-Punk’ and ‘Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa, ’ it peaked at number 15 in the UK album chart and 17 in the US Billboard chart. ‘A Punk’ was ranked 4th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the best songs of 2008.
Their much anticipated second offering, ‘Contra’ was released in January 2010, the first single from it was ‘Cousins.’ It reached number 3 in the UK album chart and hit number on the US Billboard Chart. Vampire Weekend toured in February 2010 as the supporting band for electro band Fan Death on their UK and European tour. The video for their second single from the album, ‘Giving up the Gun’ features cameos from Joe Jonas, Lil Jon and Jake Gyllenhaal. Another new song ‘Jonathan Low’ appeared on the popular ‘Twilight Saga: Eclipse.’ See Vampire Weekend perform all their hits on the Vampire Weekend tour. You can do this by getting Vampire Weekend tickets now!
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