The new year is ready to start off with a bang! In exactly one week Vampire Weekend's sophomore disc Contra will be released. If you'd like to grab a listen, the album is currently streaming at the band's myspace and also at NPR. Although not as strong as the debut as of yet, I have to say I'm enjoying it so far after a few spins.
Today, the band also announced plans for an extensive North American tour that includes a stop this Spring in Austin.
Tickets ($25) for the April 10th concert at Stubb's go on sale this Friday at 10 am. This will sell out quickly, so please start the new year off right and don't procrastinate on this one.
Update: The Austin show is SOLD OUT!
Also be sure to catch the band on Letterman tonight.
Vampire Weekend 2010 North American Tour Dates:01/12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater
01/17 - New York, NY @ United Palace Theater *
01/18 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall !
01/19 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #
03/14 - Edmonton, Alberta @ Edmonton Event Centre
03/15 - Calgary, Alberta @ MacEwan Hall
03/16 - Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
03/18 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue
03/19 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
03/20 - Aspen, CO @ Spring Jam Core Party
03/22 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
03/23 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
03/25 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
03/27 - Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
03/29 - Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
03/30 - Toronto, Ontario @ The Sound Academy
04/01 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
04/02 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
04/03 - Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
04/05 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
04/06 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
04/08 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
04/09 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
04/10 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's [SOLD OUT] $25
04/11 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
04/13 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
04/14 - Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
04/19 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
* with Titus Andronicus
! with Holly Miranda
# with Nat Baldwin
Performing "White Sky" (maybe my favorite song) on Juan's Basement.