Vampire Weekend 2024

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Vampire Weekend Releases Tour Dates With First New Music In 5 Years

February 16th, 2024

Vampire Weekend follows last week’s album announcement (Only God Was Above Us out 4/5 via Columbia) with a 39-date God Was Above Us North American headline tour. Produced by Live Nation, the tour includes three unique two-show engagements that will see Vampire Weekend play Saturday night shows followed by Sunday morning sets at the Greek Theater in Berkeley CA, KettleHouse Amphitheater in Bonner MT and New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Vampire Weekend has also released a pair of advance tracks to showcase distinctly different aspects of Only God Was Above Us, while feeling very much parts of the same whole. The band’s last album was Father Of The Bride in 2019. 

“Capricorn,” written by Ezra Koenig and produced by Ariel Rechtstaid and Koenig, begins on a deceptively subdued note, its honeyed melodies and arpeggiated keys launching into a transcendent chorus featuring a maelstrom of distorted guitars and vibrant drum fills. 

“Gen-X Cops,” co-written by Koenig and Chris Tomson, and produced by Rechtstaid, Koenig and Tomson, kicks off with a frantic guitar figure befitting a title lifted from a 1990s Hong Kong action movie, and rides a jaunty beat to an anthemic refrain of “Each generation makes its own apology.”

Each track is accompanied by a new video built around footage of New York circa 1988 by Only God Was Above Us album art photographer Steven Siegel. 

Watch “Capricorn” video HERE.

Watch “Gen-X Cops” video HERE.

Support acts for Vampire Weekend’s upcoming tour have been hand-picked by Ezra Koenig, Chris Baio and Chris Tomson. Every region of the country will be treated to their own very special guests — several of whom hold local significance —all of whom are beloved by the band. Those guests include: LA LOM, The English Beat, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Mike Gordon, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Ra Ra Riot, Princess featuring Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum, Cults, a DJ Set By Mark Ronson, Turnstiles and The Brothers Macklovitch. 

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