Vampire Weekend are back with a brand new album and UK tour, tickets on sale

Vampire Weekend are back with a brand new album and UK tour, tickets on sale

Lead singer Ezra Koenig

New record 'Father of the Bride' to be showcased in Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and London

Vampire Weekend are to release their fourth studio album this May ahead of their short UK tour. The indie group will play in Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and London this November. Tickets are on sale now.

Vampire Weekend broke through in 2008 with the release of their self-titled debut album that achieved platinum status in both the UK and US. Since then the group have released two further albums, including Contra in 2010 and Modern Vampires of the City in 2013. The latter earned them a Grammy in 2014 for the Best Alternative Music Album.

Well-known tracks from Ezra Koenig and the gang's back catalogue include 'A-Punk', 'Oxford Comma', and 'Cousins'.

Father of the Bride is the highly anticipated new album coming from the group. The record, which features lead single 'Sunflower' and follow up 'Big Blue', is due for release on Fri 3 May. In keeping with their ultra cool image the music video to 'Sunflower' was directed by Johan Hill and stars Jerry Seinfeld.

Vampire Weekend UK tour dates:
Thu 7 Nov – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Fri 8 Nov – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Mon 11 Nov – O2 Academy Birmingham
Wed 13 Nov – Alexandra Palace, London

Tickets for Vampire Weekend's UK tour are on sale now.

Vampire Weekend

Upbeat, preppy New Yorkers with Afrobeat inflections.