Vampire Weekend tour dates announced

    With all the hype built up towards Vampire Weekend, and inevitable backlash to that hype, it’s right about time that the inevitable backlash to the backlash should start up. After wrapping a summer tour tonight in Hawaii, Vampire Weekend will continue to support their highly successful self-titled debut in September. The following tour dates have been announced:


    07.29. Honolulu, HI: Pipeline Cafe
    09.05 Portland, OR: Crystal Ballroom
    09.09 Louisville, KY: Headliners
    09.10 St. Louis, MO: The Pageant
    09.11 Lawrence, KS: Liberty Hall
    09.13 Morrison, CO: Monolith Festival
    09.15 Las Vegas, NV: The Joint
    09.16 Pomona, CA: The Glasshouse
    09.17 18: Los Angeles, CA: The Wiltern Theatre
    09.19 San Diego, CA: Street Scene
    09.21 San Francisco, CA: Treasure Island Festival
    09.23 Tucson, AZ: Rialto Theatre
    09.24 Tempe, AZ: Marquee Theatre
    09.27 Austin, TX: Austin City Limits Festival


    It’s pretty left coast heavy set of dates, suggesting the band’s legacy extends far beyond the preppy Ivy World of the Northeast. How Vampire Weekend will figure in the end of year album polls is going to be an interesting story to follow.