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Vampire Weekend Members to Perform at Iowa Bernie Sanders Rally With Killer Mike, Foster the People
Could their first show since Rostam’s departure include new music?
Update: Ezra Koenig has elaborated on the lineup for the upcoming performance at the Bernie Sanders rally. Apparently, it will not include Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio:
performance will be me, CT, Dave Longstreth, @lucasbros & the U of Iowa Hawkapellas - Bernie can call that Vampire Weekend if he likes --— Ezra Koenig (@arzE) January 27, 2016
also, we are def gonna try and figure out a place to go talk & play some VW and Dirty Projectors songs in Iowa City outside the main event— Ezra Koenig (@arzE) January 27, 2016
When Ezra Koenig confirmed yesterday (Jan. 27) that Vampire Weekend was not breaking up and in fact working on new music, he ended his Instagram note with, “Tomorrow, we gotta talk about Iowa.”
Now we know why.
This Saturday (Jan. 30) Vampire Weekend will perform at a Bernie Sanders rally in Iowa City, Iowa alongside #FeelTheBern mega-supporter Killer Mike and apparent Bernie Bros Foster the People. It’s a free concert and it will take place at the University of Iowa Field House, beginning at 6:30 p.m. (CT).
The Vampire Weekend set marks the group’s first performance since losing Rostam as an official member. Will they play any of the new music Koenig hinted at yesterday? Will any new performers take the stage alongside Koenig, bassist Chris Baio, and drummer Chris Tomson?
We leave you with Koenig’s views on a very important political issue heading into the 2016 election:
I hope Bernie knows the difference between manga & anime. Obama has set a precedent. https://t.co/xC98PEPHSy— Ezra Koenig (@arzE) January 16, 2016