Releasing an album isn't the only thing Vampire Weekend hasn't done in six years. It's about time they paid Beantown a visit!
As of this writing, we still don't have a release date for Father of the Bride. But we do have a concert date!
Vampire Weekend will play Agganis Arena on Tuesday, September 3. Tickets go on sale Friday February 8 at noon and I bet they go quickly.
The band provides advice on ticket buying below.
FOTB Tour pt. 1 on sale Friday, 2/8 at 12pm local. Register with Ticketmaster Verified Fan to ensure the best access to tickets: https://t.co/TibBJonPzB Registration closes 2/3 at midnight ET. Online ticket purchases for US shows will include a physical copy of the new album.
VW last visited Boston in 2013 when they played twice: a May show at Agganis Arena and they headlined the fall installment of Boston Calling.
Harmony Hall/2021 available everywhere now: http://smarturl.it/HH2021 Lyrics: We took a vow in summertime Now we find ourselves in late December I believe that New Year's Eve Will be the perfect time For their great surrender But they don't remember Anger wants a voice Voices wanna sing Singers harmonize Til they
While we wait for the album, frontman Ezra Koenig says the band will drop a pair of tracks each month.
To the fans: I know that 5-6 years is considered a long time between records. Personally, I think it's a dignified pace befitting a band that's already placed three albums in stores but everyone has their own sense of time. (I swear the time between 3 & 4 felt shorter to me than 2 & 3. I may be in the minority on this one.) This album didn't really take any longer to write/record than MVOTC. We just took more time on the front end to chill. I'll admit I may have stretched out the mixing/mastering process (aka THE END) a little bit cuz spending half the day with my family & half the day at Ariel's is my ideal life-rhythm & it's painful to say goodbye to that rhythm. Many of you have been hungry for information and we've given you very little. I don't like talking abt a project while in the middle of making it. I usually regret everything I say cuz it turns out to be wrong (so disregard anything I may have said in the past 5 years.) I thought abt making a recording diary to tide over the people leaving intense comments but...to me, the album IS the recording diary...man. It's called "FOTB" (well those are the initials - that's a VW tradition) and it's 18 songs. Picked the name a few years ago. At some point early on, the album drifted from the Mitsubishi Macchiato aesthetic. It was a helpful guiding principle tho. Working titles are important too. It's a lot of songs but they all belong there. (If you disagree, you can always say it was 6 songs too long & make a lil 12-song playlist version of it.) At first, I wanted to make two 23-song albums on some human chromosome shit but then 23&me started doing Spotify playlists and I don't know...felt we'd been scooped. Is it a double album? The vinyl will be double so...yes? It's about 59 minutes long. We can talk more abt that later - if u care. To me, it's just FOTB. Anyway, we're gonna start releasing music next week. After all that waiting, you should have the general schedule: -There will be three 2-song drops every month until the record is out. 1. hh/2021 2. s/bb 3. tl/uw. (plans can change that's the plan) Thank you for ur patience, Ezra
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