Vampire Weekend has confirmed the itinerary of its most ambitious North American tour to date, running May 17 through October 8. Produced by Live Nation, the Father of the Bride Tour will feature the band’s biggest headline shows to date, including a Friday, August 30th show at Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk.
Every online ticket purchased by U.S. residents will be accompanied by a physical CD copy of the band’s forthcoming album, Father of the Bride.
Father of the Bride will be released spring 2019 on Columbia Records.
In other news, congratulations are due to Vampire Weekend and XL Recordings on the band's eponymous debut album being certified Platinum by the RIAA for U.S. sales in excess of 1,000,000.
Vampire Weekend was released January 29th, 2008 by XL, and debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. In addition to being newly certified Platinum in the U.S., the album has previously been certified Platinum by the BPI in the UK, and Gold by Music Canada and ARIA in Australia.
The first band to grace the cover of SPIN magazine before an album was even released, Koenig, Baio, Tomson and former member Rostam Batmanglij met in 2005 at Columbia University in New York City. “Even without an album, Vampire Weekend has made one of the year’s most impressive debuts,” said The New York Times of the band’s earliest recordings.
Since their debut, Vampire Weekend have released two additional albums, both of which debuted at #1 and have been certified Gold in the U.S.: 2010’s GRAMMY-nominated Contra, and 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City, which won that year's GRAMMY for Best Alternative Album.