Vampire Weekend Announce Tour, Share Videos for New Songs: Watch

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Vampire Weekend Announce Tour, Share Videos for New Songs: Watch

“Capricorn” and “Gen-X Cops” lead the long-awaited Only God Was Above Us

Vampire Weekend in “GenX Cops”

Ezra Koenig, Chris Tomson, and Chris Baio in Vampire Weekend’s “Gen-X Cops,” directed by Drew Pearce

As promised, Vampire Weekend have released the first two singles from their new album, Only God Was Above Us. The new songs, “Capricorn” and “Gen-X Cops,” arrive with collage-like music videos that utilize film and footage from Steven Siegel—the photographer whose Subway Dream 11 doubles as the new Vampire Weekend album cover. Watch the videos below.

Vampire Weekend have also announced the Only God Was Above Us Tour. The trek begins in April with the band’s (sold-out) total solar eclipse concert in Austin, Texas. Support on the tour comes from LA LOM (aka the Los Angeles League of Musicians), the English Beat, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Mike Gordon, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Princess (featuring Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum), Cults, Mark Ronson (doing a DJ set), the Brothers Macklovitch, and a Billy Joel tribute band called Turnstiles. See Vampire Weekend’s tour dates below.

Only God Was Above Us arrives April 5. Koenig wrote “Capricorn” and he co-wrote “Gen-X Cops” with drummer Chris Tomson. The frontman produced the former track with Ariel Rechtshaid, and he co-produced the latter with Rechtshaid and Tomson.

Revisit the 2019 feature “Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig on 10 Things That Inspired Father of the Bride.” Plus, read the new review of “Gen-X Cops.”

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Vampire Weekend: Only God Was Above Us Tour

Vampire Weekend:

04-08 Austin, TX – Moody Amphitheater
04-27 New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
05-10 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Block Party
05-30 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Barcelona
06-06 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall ★
06-07 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory ★
06-09 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre ★
06-10 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre ★
06-12 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl ✼◆
06-15 Berkeley, CA – William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre ◉
06-16 Berkeley, CA – William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre ◉
06-18 Burnaby, British Columbia – Deer Lake Park ◉
06-19 Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater ◉
06-20 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena ◉
06-22 Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater
06-23 Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater
07-19 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre ▲
07-22 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre ▣
07-23 Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Theater ▣
07-25 Maryland Heights, MO – Saint Louis Music Park ▣
07-26 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island ♕▣
07-27 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island ♕▣
07-30 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory ▣
08-01 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Pavilion ▣
08-03 St. Charles, IA – Hinterland Music Festival
09-19 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center ☞
09-20 Cincinnati, OH – The Icon Festival Stage at Smale Park ☞
09-21 Indianapolis, IN – Everwise Amphitheater at White River State Park ☞
09-23 Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre ☞
09-24 Toronto, Ontario – Budweiser Stage ☞
09-25 Laval, Quebec – Place Bell ☞
09-27 Boston, MA – TD Garden ☞
09-28 Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at The Mann ☞
09-30 Washington, D.C. – The Anthem ☞
10-02 Charlottesville, VA – Ting Pavilion ☞
10-05 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden ^㋛
10-06 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden #㋛
10-08 Wilmington, NC – Live Oak Bank Pavilion ☞
10-09 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater ☞
10-11 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater ☞
10-12 Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park ☞
10-13 Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit ☞
10-15 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre ☞
10-17 Austin, TX – Moody Center ☞

★ with LA LOM
✼ with The English Beat
◆ with Voodoo Glow Skull
◉ with Mike Gordon
▲ with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
▣ with Ra Ra Riot
♕ with Princess
☞ with Cults
^ with Mark Ronson
㋛ with Turnstiles
# with The Brothers Macklovitch

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