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Vampire Weekend Announce 2020 Tour Dates
This year has been a big one for Vampire Weekend, who, after months of double-single releases, dropped their long-awaited follow up to 2013's GRAMMY-winning Modern Vampires Of The City. The GRAMMY winners shared the epic 18-track Father of the Bride on May 3 and began part one of the supporting tour in June.
Now, this past Friday, Sept. 6, as Ezra Koenig and company closed out a show at Madison Square Garden in New York, they revealed new North American tour dates, beginning spring 2020, with tickets going on sale this week.
— Vampire Weekend (@vampireweekend) September 9, 2019
The alt-rock group will wrap up the second leg of the FOTB Tour and second decade of the century in Australia for the four dates of the multi-city Falls Festival. The trek will pick back up in North America on May 29, 2020 in Westbrook, Maine, with 19 more shows slated across the U.S. and Canada. The 2020 dates include many cities they will miss on their current run, including Ashville, N.C. on June 12, Detroit on Sept. 24 and New Orleans on Oct. 6.
In addition to giving their fans more chances to see them live, the three-hour Garden show in Vampire Weekend's birthplace of New York City marked the first live performance of "Sunflower" that included collaborator Steve Lacy. You can check out a fan video of the performance below. As the upload reveals, they also performed a version of "Dark Red," from Steve Lacy's Demo, Lacy's 2017 solo EP, his first release outside of his music with The Internet.
Presales for the new dates begin this Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. local time, with general sales starting Sept. 13. Tickets are also still available for select previously announced dates. All tour info can be found on VampireWeekend.com