Best Bets Albums 2013, Vampire Weekend
Indie rockers reveal more tour dates to support their third album.
After revealing last month that their third album was due out on May 7, the boys of Vampire Weekend have offered some more details of the follow-up to "Contra," as well as their first round of new tour dates.
"Modern Vampires Of The City" will be released through XL Recordings, and its 12-song track list includes titles like "Obvious Bicycle," "Everlasting Arms," and Outkast shout-out "Ya Hey." "Unbelievers," a new track that debuted on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last October, has also made the cut.
Vampire Weekend has also added a slew of tour dates to its previously announced Coachella gig. After returning to the stage at South By Southwest next month, the group will kick off a west-coast run on Apr. 12; perform shows in London and Paris on may 8 and 10; and return to North American on May 16. The band will also tape an episode of Austin City Limits while in town for SXSW.
The New York band has hinted at a new album for over a year, telling fans that the album was almost complete during their headlining set at last year's Pitchfork Music Festival. Vampire Weekend's two full-lengths, 2008's "Vampire Weekend" and "Contra," have sold nearly 1.2 million combined copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Here are Vampire Weekend's upcoming tour dates:
Mar. 13-16: Austin, TX - SXSW
Apr. 12: Las Vegas, NV - The Cosmopolitan
Apr. 14: Indio, CA - Coachella
Apr. 16: Davis, CA - Freeborn Hall at UC Davis
Apr. 17: Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
Apr. 21: Indio, CA - Coachella
May 8: London, UK - The Troxy
May 10: Paris, FR - Casino De Paris
May 15: Boston, MA - Agganis Arena
May 16: Toronto, ONT - Sony Centre
May 17: Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
May 19: Kansas City, MO - Midland Theater
May 20: Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (co-headline with Of Monsters And Men)
May 21: Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Amphitheater
May 23: Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium