Vampire Weekend Lands First No. 1 Album
Stephan Brahms

New York indie rockers Vampire Weekend have announced that they'll be criss-crossing North America and heading to Europe this winter and spring in support of sophomore album "Contra," due Jan. 12 on XL Recordings.

Following a performance on "The Late Show With David Letterman" tonight (Jan. 5) and a release-day gig at L.A.'s Henry Fonda Theater next Tuesday, the quartet will hop home to New York for a trio of dates before heading overseas in February for a month of European shows. The band returns stateside in mid-March for a full North American tour that begins in Edmonton, Alberta on March 14 and hits the west, midwest, and south before winding things up on April 19 in Oakland, Calif.

For fans who can't wait until Jan. 12 to hear "Contra," the band is streaming the full record now for free on its MySpace page. The new album is the follow up to Vampire Weekend's 2008 self-titled debut, which peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart.

Here are Vampire Weekend's Winter-Spring 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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