Vampire Weekend Return to Hollywood Bowl

VAMPIRE WEEKEND has confirmed a Saturday, September 28 headline show at the Hollywood Bowl. Tickets to the band's return to the iconic  amphitheater featuring support from special guest Beirut will be on sale beginning Saturday, May 4. "Five or More" subscriptions for the Hollywood Bowl 2013 summer season are available now at http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/buy-5-or-more.

Vampire Weekend returns to the Hollywood Bowl in support of its highly anticipated third album, Modern Vampires of the City. Scheduled for release May 14 on XL Recordings, Modern Vampires of the City is the band's first full length collection of new material since its gold-certified sophomore album Contra, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart upon its 2010 release.

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig and Rostam Batmanglij worked more closely than ever on Modern Vampires of the City.  Most songs began one of two ways: either with Rostam creating musical beds over which Ezra would lay lyrics and melodies, or with Ezra providing lyrics and melodies around which the instrumental setting for the track would be sculpted. In the summer of 2012, the two traveled to Los Angeles to collaborate with Rostam's longtime friend Ariel Rechtshaid, who shares  production credits on Modern Vampires... marking the first time Rostam has had a co-producer on one of the band's albums. Bringing along the results of sessions from New York and Martha's Vineyard, the three began to stride towards realizing the finished album and were later joined by drummer Chris Tomson and bassist Chris Baio. A recently released double A-side single "Diane Young"/"Step"--which can be heard at http://www.vampireweekend.com/--provides a first glimpse into an album flush with grandeur and romanticism evocative of the city where it was conceived. Church organs, deep synth bass, booming drums, choirs chanting in Latin are combined combined with classic Vampire Weekend joyfulness and spry humor, resulting in an album that expands the band's sonic and intellectual palette into surprising new realms.

Fresh off a triumphant return to this year's Coachella festival, Vampire Weekend will continue the build up to its extensive world tour next week in New York City, with an intimate April 28 play at the Roseland Ballroom. The Roseland show will feature Vampire Weekend and Emmy® Nominated Director Steve Buscemi as the first pairing in "American Express® Unstaged" for 2013Live VEVO Event on YouTube, and will be streamed globally that night at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT at www.amexunstaged.com. Fans can also watch the live event on YouTube's mobile website, VEVO's free apps for iPhone®, iPad® and on the American Express Channel, available through the American Express app on LG connected TVs.

VAMPIRE WEEKEND On Tour:

April 28th, 2013 - Roseland Ballroom, New York

May 2nd, 2013 - The Troxy, London

May 15th, 2013 - Agganis Arena, Boston

May 16th, 2013 - Sony Center for the Performing Arts, Toronto

May 17th, 2013 - The Fillmore, Detroit

May 20th, 2013 - Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison

May 21st, 2013 - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City

May 23rd, 2013 - Keller Auditorium, Portland

May 24th, 2013 - Sasquatch Music Festival, George

May 29th, 2013 - Casino De Paris, Paris

June 23rd, 2013 - Firefly Festival, Dover

June 26th - 30th - Glastonbury Festival, Pilton

June 28th, 2013 - Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth

June 29th, 2013 - O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth

July 4th - 7th - Rock Werchter, Werchter

July 6th, 2013 - Olympic Park, London

July 7th, 2013 - De Werald Draait Buiten, Amsterdam

July 9th, 2013 - Poupet Festival, Cholet

July 12th, 2013 - Optimus Alive, Lisbon

July 13th, 2013 - BBK Live, Bilbao

July 14th, 2013 - Musalic Festival, Aix-les-Bains

July 19th, 2013 - Gentlemen of the Road Lewes Stopover, Lewes

July 20th, 2013 - Longitude Festival, Dublin

August 4th, 2013 - Lollapalooza, Chicago

August 9th, 2013 - Squamish Music Festival, Squamish

August 11th, 2013 -Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco

September 28th, 2013 - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

October 8th, 2013 - Midland Theater, Kansas City

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