I’ve always been jealous of the cities and towns that hold festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnarooo, Coachella, and other summer camps for trust-fund babies. And if I was I happy about the first Boston Calling Music Festival dates, I’m even more excited about the upcoming ones this weekend. (more)
Vampire Weekend crafts the sound of summer, seamlessly recreating the memories of their college summer escapades to Martha’s Vineyard and strolls through Harvard Yard in the form of bright, breezy beats. Providing the perfect soundtrack to sipping Arnold Palmer’s on a front porch swing, Vampire Weekend is currently on the road, ready to give summer a run for its money before breaking out the cardigans.
Boston ought to be a memorable venue for Vampire Weekend, a band that so frequently throws punches at the boarding-school prep lifestyle of Harvard scholars, with references to lavish weekend excursions to Cape Cod and run-ins with the cougars of Cambridge. Vampire Weekend’s latest album, January’s Contra is a consistent, comprehensive follow-up to their debut. “Giving Up the Gun”, the second single off the album, is the telling of a washed up character living the tennis-playing, fraternity life they ponder and in turn criticize, with a video featuring cameos of Jake Gyllenhaal and Joe Jonas. A show taking place in the city the band’s sung about so blissfully, “I’ve held dreams of Boston all of my life”, will be the cherry on top of a summer-long promotional tour, for the band and fans alike. (more)
The Bank of American Pavilion, Boston’s favorite outdoor amphitheater, is hosting at least 30 of the summer’s hottest rock acts, ranging from original classic bands like Meatloaf and the Doobie Brothers to alternative’s newer additions, Vampire Weekend and MGMT. While the month of July is set to host the original rock bands that dominated the charts in the ‘60s, ‘70s and the ‘80s: kicking off the month with Ringo Starr and his All Starr band, the Doobie Brothers and Chicago, Squeeze and Cheap Trick, Chris Isaak, Band Company and Heart.
July finishes off with the Black Keys, a band that puts a modern spin on a classic bluesy sound, with heavily distorted vocals and raw, seductive guitar solos. Reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, the Keys’ lyrics are accessible and vintage. Their music can easily take listeners to another era, one that screams Woodstock. The Black Key’s 2010 release, Brothers, remains consistent with this antiquated sound. Wrapping up July’s concert calendar, the Black Key’s will hit the stage at the Bank of America Pavilion with the Morning Benders on July 31st.
Arcade Fire kicks off the month of August on the 1st by playing a sold out show as part of their first headlining US tour in three years. Fronted by Canadian husband and wife duo Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, Arcade Fire recently revealed the title of their highly anticipated upcoming album, named The Suburbs, due out August 3rd. They also leaked two tracks, “We Used to Wait” and “Ready to Start” which incorporate the band’s distinguished use of amplified organs with the lessening of all other elements for a more comprehensible outcome. The band is highly recognized for their multi-instrumentalist band members and uplifting, larger-than-life musical arrangements.
After selling out major venues all over the U.S. to start their 2010 campaign, indie rock group Vampire Weekend is set to continue their journey on the road with a handful of tour dates starting August 28th at the Malkin Bowl in Vancouver. Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion will welcome in the band on September 12th before they play the Radio City Music Hall in NYC from the 15th-17th. The fall tour will conclude at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on September 26th.
Vampire Weekend is still working in support of their latest studio album Contra. The project went on to sell 124,000 copies its first week in stores, topping the charts in the US, UK, Canada and Ireland. Their most recognizable singles include “Mansard Roof,” “A-Punk,” “Oxford Comma,” “Cousins” and “Giving Up the Gun.” Don’t miss your chance to catch Vampire Weekend live in concert! Tickets are available now!
Indie rock band Vampire Weekend just recently produced a music video in light of their latest single “Giving Up the Gun.” The song is recognized as the third featured hit from their 2010 studio project Contra. After its release in January, Contra went on to sell 124,000 copies in one week alone. The group has scheduled a handful of concerts in various North American cities that include Boston, New York City, Denver, Chicago, Philadelphia and Oakland.
In this particular video they believed it would be humorous to showcase a few recognizable celebrities. During the number of high intensity tennis matches you will be able to identify RZA, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lil John and Joe Jonas. “We always thought RZA would be perfect. We’d been in touch with Lil Jon since the first album,” said lead singer Ezra Koenig. “He heard the reference on ‘Oxford Comma’ and sent us some cases of Crunk Juice. Joe Jonas and Jake Gyllenhaal were both excellent – lot of improvisation and some surprisingly powerful serves.” Check the video below.Vampire Weekend tickets are now available!
Vampire Weekend is scheduled to arrive at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA on Thursday, April 1st as part of their 2010 international tour. The band is currently playing a number of shows across the U.S. and overseas to promote their second studio album “Contra.” Following their show in Boston, the worldbeat indie rockers are set to play venues in major cities that include Philadelphia, Washington DC, Nashville, Atlanta, New Orleans and Dallas.
Members Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Tomson and Chris Baio first became popular through their 2008 self-titled debut album. Featuring singles “A-Punk” and “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa,” the album went on to start at #17 on the Billboard 200 charts. Time and Rolling Stone Magazine recognized the NYC natives on their lists of “Best Albums of 2008″ and “Albums of the Decade.”
Contra, after hitting stores on Tuesday, January 12th went on to claim the #1 spot in the US, UK, Canada and Ireland. 124,000 copies were sold just one week into its release. Check out the music video from Contra‘s first single “Cousins.” Purchase your Vampire Weekend tickets right here at Ace!
Vampire Weekend’s latest studio album ‘Contra’ is now available in stores all over the U.S. The Indie rockers will showcase the new material in their upcoming 2010 World Tour. The string of winter shows is set to start up tonight at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, CA. The group plans to arrive at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA on Thursday, April 1st.
Vampire Weekend members Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Tomson and Chris Baio first became popular through their 2008 self-titled debut album, featuring the singles “A-Punk” and Mansard “Roof.”"When we’re doing it, it really does feel incredibly natural,” said Tomson in regards to their recording process. “We’re just big music fans. We grew up in the age of the internet where we didn’t just listen to Led Zeppelin and Queen. Fela Kuti was available. Bollywood sounds were available to us. From early on we said we wanted to have an indie rock band, but we wanted to open our ears.” Listen to their new album below! Check here at Ace for the best Vampire Weekend ticket deals!
New York’s Indie rock band Vampire Weekend just recently announced 2010 international tour dates. Before heading overseas they are set to perform at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on Tuesday, January 19th. Following their March 30th performance at the Sound Academy in Toronto, the group will be making their way to Boston’s Orpheum Theatre April 1st.
Vampire Weekend consists of band members Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Tomson, and Chris Baio. They started to earn recognition with their 2008 self-titled debut album. Most popular singles from the album include “Mansard Roof” and “A-Punk.” Rolling Stone Magazine later named the project at #56 on their list of Best Albums of the Decade. The band will be touring to further promote their latest studio album “Contra.” The record is set for release on January 12th.
Complete List of 2010 Tour Dates:
Jan. 12: Los Angeles (Henry Fonda Theater)
Jan. 17: New York (United Palace Theater)
Jan. 18: New York (Webster Hall)
Jan. 19: New York (Bowery Ballroom)
Feb. 5: Bexhill, UK (De La Warr)
Feb. 7: Cambridge, UK (Corn Exchange)
Feb. 8: Manchester, UK (Manchester Apollo)
Feb. 9: Leeds, UK (Leeds O2 Academy)
Feb. 10: Birmingham, UK (Birmingham O2 Academy)
Feb. 12: Newcastle, UK (Newcastle O2 Academy)
Feb. 13: Glasgow, UK (Barrowlands)
Feb. 14: Edinburgh, UK (Edinburgh Picture House)
Feb. 16: London (Brixton O2 Academy)
Feb. 17: London (Brixton O2 Academy)
Feb. 19: Berlin, Germany (Astra)
Feb. 20: Koln, Germany (Gloria)
Feb. 21: Hamburg, Germany (Uebel or Gefaehrlich)
Feb. 22: Brussels, Belgium (AB)
Feb. 24: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Paradiso)
Feb. 25: Paris (Olympia)
Feb. 26: Toulouse, France (Le Bikini)
Feb. 27: Barcelona, Spain (To Be Announced)
Feb. 28: Madrid, Spain (Teatro Circo Price)
March 14: Edmonton, Canada (Edmonton Event Center)
March 15: Calgary, Canada (MacEwan Hall)
March 16: Missoula, Mont. (Wilma Theater)
March 18: Salt Lake City, Utah (In The Venue)
March 19: Denver (Ogden Theatre)
March 20: Aspen, Colo. (Spring Jam Core Party)
March 22: Minneapolis, Minn. (First Avenue)
March 23: Milwaukee, Wis. (Riverside Theater)
March 25: Chicago (Riviera Theater)
March 27: Knoxville, Tenn. (Tennessee Theatre)
March 29: Columbus, Ohio (The LC Pavilion)
March 30: Toronto, Canada (The Sound Academy)
April 1: Boston (Orpheum Theatre)
April 2: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
April 3: Washington DC (DAR Constitution Hall)
April 5: Nashville, Tenn. (Ryman Auditorium)
April 6: Asheville, N.C. (Orange Peel)
April 8: Atlanta (The Tabernacle)
April 9: New Orleans (House Of Blues)
April 10: Austin, Texas (Stubbs BBQ)
April 11: Dallas (House Of Blues)
April 13: Tempe, Ariz. (Marquee Theater)
April 14: Pomona, Calif. (Fox Theater)
April 19: Oakland, Calif. (Fox Theater)
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