Vampire Weekend Return to Hollywood Bowl

Article Contributed by nasty little man | Published on Monday, April 22, 2013

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 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 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 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 YorkMay 2nd, 2013 - The Troxy, LondonMay 15th, 2013 - Agganis Arena, BostonMay 16th, 2013 - Sony Center for the Performing Arts, TorontoMay 17th, 2013 - The Fillmore, DetroitMay 20th, 2013 - Red Rocks Amphitheater, MorrisonMay 21st, 2013 - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre, Salt Lake CityMay 23rd, 2013 - Keller Auditorium, PortlandMay 24th, 2013 - Sasquatch Music Festival, GeorgeMay 29th, 2013 - Casino De Paris, ParisJune 23rd, 2013 - Firefly Festival, DoverJune 26th - 30th - Glastonbury Festival, PiltonJune 28th, 2013 - Portsmouth Guildhall, PortsmouthJune 29th, 2013 - O2 Academy Bournemouth, BournemouthJuly 4th - 7th - Rock Werchter, WerchterJuly 6th, 2013 - Olympic Park, LondonJuly 7th, 2013 - De Werald Draait Buiten, AmsterdamJuly 9th, 2013 - Poupet Festival, CholetJuly 12th, 2013 - Optimus Alive, LisbonJuly 13th, 2013 - BBK Live, BilbaoJuly 14th, 2013 - Musalic Festival, Aix-les-BainsJuly 19th, 2013 - Gentlemen of the Road Lewes Stopover, LewesJuly 20th, 2013 - Longitude Festival, DublinAugust 4th, 2013 - Lollapalooza, ChicagoAugust 9th, 2013 - Squamish Music Festival, SquamishAugust 11th, 2013 -Outside Lands Festival, San FranciscoSeptember 28th, 2013 - Hollywood Bowl, Los AngelesOctober 8th, 2013 - Midland Theater, Kansas City