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Father of the Bride Out Now via Columbia/Spring Snow

May 10, 2019 Vampire Weekend Bookmark and Share

Vampire Weekend released a new album, Father of the Bride, last Friday via Columbia/Spring Snow (it was our Album of the Week and you can stream it here). Last night the band stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform the album’s “Sunflower.” It was a truly great late night TV performance, with a relaxed but also tight instrumental opening that drew seemingly spontaneous applause from the audience due to the interplay of the guitars, which were backed by a horn section. Then Ezra Koenig’s vocals entered about halfway through the song. Watch the performance below. Also below are the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Previously Vampire Weekend shared two songs from Father of the Bride: “Harmony Hall” (which was #2 on our Songs of the Week list) and “2021,” as well as a video for “Harmony Hall.” Then they shared two more songs: “Sunflower” (which features Steve Lacy of The Internet and was one of our Songs of the Week) and “Big Blue.” Then they shared a video for “Sunflower” directed by actor Jonah Hill and featuring comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld and rapper/visual artist Fab 5 Freddy. Then they shared another two songs: “This Life” and “Unbearably White.” “This Life,” which features backing vocals from Danielle Haim, was also one of our Songs of the Week. Album track “We Belong Together,” a duet with Haim, also made our Songs of the Week list.

Then the band stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform two tracks from the album: “This Life” on the broadcast show and “Jerusalem, New York, Berlin” as a web-exclusive. For the former they were aided by all three members of HAIM and the latter performance featured Danielle Haim (who is featured prominently on several tracks on the album), but not her sisters.

Father of the Bride is the band’s fourth album. The band’s last album was 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City. Since then founding member/producer Rostam Batmanglij left the band as a full-time member.

Vampire Weekend Tour Dates:

05/17-05/19/19 - Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Festival
05/25/19 - Middlesbrough, UK - Big Weekend 2019
06/05/19 - Toronto, ON - RBC Echo Beach
06/07/19 - Indianapolis, IN - Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
06/08/19 - Milwaukee, WI - BMO Harris Pavilion
06/09/19 - Minneapolis, MN - The Armory
06/11/19 - Madison, WI - The Sylvee
06/12/19 - St. Louis, MO - Fabulous Fox Theatre
06/14/19 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
06/15/19 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion
06/16/19 - Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
06/18/19 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater
06/21/19 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater
06/22/19 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/23/19 - Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival
06/26-06/30/19 - Shepton Mallet, UK - Glastonbury Festival
07/01/19 - Dublin, Ireland - Trinity College
07/2-5/19 - Gdynia, Poland - Open’er Festival
07/5-7/19 - Ewijk, Netherlands - Down The Rabbit Hole Festival
07/11/19 - Madrid, Spain - Mad Cool Festival
07/12/19 - Lisbon, Portugal - NOS Alive Festival
07/27-07/28/19 - Detroit, MI - Mo Pop Festival
08/16/19 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion
08/17/19 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
08/18/19 - Dallas, TX -The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
08/20/19 - Austin, TX - ACL Live
08/21/19 - Austin, TX - ACL Live
08/24/19 - Miami, FL - James L. Knight Center
08/25/19 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
08/27/19 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
08/30/19 - Norfolk, VA - Ted Constant Convocation Center
09/03/19 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena
09/04/19 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for the Performing Arts
09/06/19 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
09/08/19 - Montreal, QC - MTELUS
09/25/19 - Vancouver, BC - Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
09/27/19 - Seattle, WA - WaMu Theater
09/28/19 - Portland, OR - McMenamins Edgefield
10/01/19 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
10/02/19 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
10/03/19 - San Diego, CA - CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
10/06/19 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
10/08/19 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
11/07/19 - Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall
11/08/19 - Manchester, UK - O2 Victoria Warehouse
11/09/19 - Manchester, UK - O2 Victoria Warehouse
11/11/19 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy
11/13/19 - London, UK - Alexandra Palace
11/16/19 - Paris, France - Le Zenith
11/18/19 - Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
11/19/19 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - AFAS Live

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