Ending months of fevered anticipation punctuated by three brilliant double-A-side singles and a slew of over-the-top positive early reviews, Vampire Weekend's long-awaited fourth album Father of the Bride is released today, May 3rd, on Columbia Records.
Vampire Weekend will celebrate FOTB's release with an all-day show Sunday, May 5th at New York City's recently reopened Webster Hall. Over the course of the morning and afternoon, the band will play three sets including a performance of the new album in its entirety. Bagels for breakfast and pizza for lunch will be included. See http://vampireweekend.shop.ticketstoday.com for more information.
Simultaneous to the May 5th all-day affair will be a very special episode of Time Crisis with Ezra Koenig. This installment of the internet radio show created and hosted by Ezra will feature an in-depth dissection of FOTB with the album's co-producer Ariel Rechtshaid and de facto Time Crisis co-host Jake Longstreth.
And on Tuesday, May 7th, Vampire Weekend will make its first television appearance in five years, with a debut performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The May 5th all-day experience concludes Vampire Weekend's New York State Tour of intimate venues, which brought an "unforgettable… truly transcendent experience" (Buffalo News) to Buffalo and Kingston.
Meanwhile, Vampire Weekend will soon embark on their most ambitious tour ever as the band continues to sell out arenas and amphitheaters around the world. These shows will include UK appearances at Radio 1's Big Weekend and the Glastonbury Festival ahead of their recently-announced November 2019 UK and European tour. The November tour, which starts on Thursday 7th November in Edinburgh will feature shows in the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands including a 10,000 capacity event at London's Alexandra Palace on Wednesday 13th November. Head to https://www.vampireweekend.com/ to see the full tour dates.