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As we were saying, openers for each of Vampire Weekend's three NYC shows on January 17th, 18th and 19th have been announced. The first night at United Palace Theater has Titus Andronicus. The second at Webster Hall features Holly Miranda. And the third show at Bowery Ballroom will be opened by Dirty Projector Nat Baldwin. All three nights are sold out.

The NYC gigs come shortly after the January 12th release of VW's Contra, which is currently streaming on the band's Myspace, and will be streaming at KCRW on Tuesday. They're having a release party for the record on Thursday, January 7th at Manhattan Ping-Pong bar Spin. The band will be DJing, there's an open bar, and you can win tickets to United Palace if you're good at ping pong. Flyer and RSVP info are below.

You already know what else is going on with Titus. As for the other openers, Holly Miranda goes on the road with Tegan & Sara through April (currently no NYC stops). Nat Baldwin has a few shows around town, which are posted below.

Vampire Weekend spends February overseas, the comes back to North America for a full slate of March/April shows. Those and all other tour dates and info, with VW's new video for "Cousins", below...

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Vampire Weekend - "Cousins" (Official Music Video)

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Nat Baldwin - 2010 Tour Dates
Jan 14 Union Pool (with Extra Life, Lichens) Brooklyn, New York
Jan 19 Bowery Ballroom (with Vampire Weekend) New York, New York
Jan 23 Sycamore Brooklyn, New York

Vampire Weekend - 2010 Tour Dates
Jan 12 Henry Fonda Theater Los Angeles CA w Very Be Careful
Jan 17 United Palace Theater New York NY w Titus Andronicus
Jan 18 Webster Hall New York NY w Holly Miranda
Jan 19 Bowery Ballroom New York NY w Nat Baldwin
Feb 05 De La Warr Bexhill, UK
Feb 07 Corn Exchange Cambridge, UK
Feb 08 Manchester Apollo Manchester, UK
Feb 09 Leeds O2 Academy Leeds, UK
Feb 10 Birmingham O2 Academy Birmingham, UK
Feb 12 Newcastle O2 Academy Newcastle, UK
Feb 13 Barrowlands Glasgow, Scotland
Feb 14 Edinburgh Picture House Edinburgh, Scotland
Feb 16 Brixton O2 Academy London, UK
Feb 17 Brixton O2 Academy London, UK
Feb 19 Astra Berlin, Germany
Feb 20 Gloria Köln, Germany
Feb 21 Uebel or Gefaehrlich Hamburg, Germany
Feb 22 AB Brussels, Belgium
Feb 24 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Feb 25 Olympia Paris, France
Feb 26 Le Bikini Toulouse, France
Feb 27 Penelope Barcelona, Spain
Feb 28 Teatro Circo Price Madrid, Spain
Mar 14 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Event Centre
Mar 15 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
Mar 16 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre
Mar 18 Salt Lake City, UT In the Venue
Mar 19 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Mar 20 Aspen, CO Spring Jam Core Party
Mar 22 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Mar 23 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
Mar 25 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
Mar 27 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre
Mar 29 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion
Mar 30 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy
Apr 01 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
Apr 02 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Apr 03 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
Apr 05 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Apr 06 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Apr 08 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
Apr 09 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Apr 10 Austin, TX Stubb's BBQ
Apr 11 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Apr 13 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
Apr 14 Pomona, CA Fox Theater
Apr 19 Oakland, CA Fox Theater



Comments (24)

i don't usually express vitriol in response to a musician's persona, or mode of dress, but these dudes just rub me the wrong way. and their music isn't that original, or entertaining to dissuade me from this position.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2010 5:32 PM

fun, catchy pop music with afro influences, not new per se but still catchy as hell...

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2010 5:45 PM

This band is SOOOO 2008! get with it people!

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2010 6:36 PM


Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2010 7:37 PM

I don't like this band so I do not want to listen to this new album...Can all you anonymous commentors save me the trouble of listening to it and just tell me how much it sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2010 7:44 PM

i'm usually not into indie pop and stuff like that but honestly calling vampire weekend unoriginal is just flat out wrong. like it or not they have their own sound. graceland + punk influences.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2010 8:56 PM

I can't vouch for their album, but "Cousins" just killed any interest I might have had in listening to it. Why is this dreck even remotely popular? It's really disheartening to think that musicians such as Camera Obscura or Jens Lekman get virtually no airplay, and are far more interesting and accomplished musicians. I guess I'll go take my Geritol now.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2010 9:04 PM

because smug douches in cardigans are easy to market to 17 year old "indie" girls in the 'burbs

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2010 9:48 PM

I agree with 9:04

Posted by as | January 4, 2010 10:12 PM

hey you guys! fuck off! thanks for commenting on a band that has so already made it that coming to this page to talk shit officially makes you a loser!

Posted by brian | January 4, 2010 10:43 PM

If you went to Columbia, you'd appreciate it more.

Posted by boseifus | January 4, 2010 11:11 PM

9:04 used the word "dreck"

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2010 11:32 PM

@ 8:56

perhaps you aren't familiar with the term "original."

yes, i realize that everything is cyclical, and true new musical directions are few and far between. at least for those musicians attempting to write "songs" in a pop format; we all have influences. but VW merely takes late-era paul simon and david byrne grooves and dresses them up in ferris bueller 'smirk.' i listened to that last album a half dozen times, and beyond that "kwassa" track, it didn't resonate as something i'd ever want to willingly listen to, in lieu of an actual paul simon or talking heads album.

then again, i like vivian girls, and everyone else thinks they are dickbags. they won me over live, however, where they tend to rock more like lush, and less like a whiny ramones cover band.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2010 12:49 AM

Yes 9:04 Camera Obscura deserves more attention being that they seem pretty genuine with what their doing unlike Vampire Weekend.
Vampire Weekend is made for 19 year old pseudo intellectual Columbia students and 17 old suburban girls. They must be connected to the phony bastards in the music industry and labels that care about money only.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2010 1:59 AM

If you went to Columbia, you'd appreciate it more.

Posted by tingtingchenlove | January 5, 2010 2:43 AM

MEHmpire Weekend

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2010 1:33 PM

1:59 They did go from opening for Animal Collective to a disinterested audience at Webster Hall to selling out 3 Nights at Terminal 5 and a night at The Wellmont theater in just about a year...That is one good as PR team.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2010 8:54 PM

haters. yes they look like douches, but they are also extremely popular, and created music that people wanted to hear. you guys are just jealous because they're millionares and you're still make cafe oleas.

in the end i can't believe i'm defending these guys.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2010 10:02 AM

this band is really good, and it is refreshing that this type music is what is number one on the charts this week. a good sign in an otherwise flailing industry

Posted by rodney dangerfield | January 20, 2010 7:59 AM

wow. i didn't even listen to it, but holy shit! people love to make the same complaints! if you're going to bitch about a band's lack of originality, how about mixing it up a little and not all of you making the same completely predictable brooklyn vegan over-it 30-something muso grump critiques where you reference the references and whinge about greedy PR firms and labels! i mean, holy shit! listen to yourselves... you're like a caricature of an asshole brooklyn failure on a sitcom!

...and then the wife's cousin "from williamsburg" in the flannel shirt with the messy hair walks in to the living room on "king of queens" and rolls his eyes at the music the fat dude is listening to, after the fat dude totally spent the entire episode trying to find something "cool"...

ha ha hah a!

that said, what i've heard form that band is pretty safe and, well, not wildly interesting. though i think the appropriate response would be to make some better, more interesting music and try to chart with it...

oooooor whine here...

Posted by happy person | January 30, 2010 8:48 PM

vampire weekend has more talent than most bands these days, if you could have these dudes or fall out boy who would you take?

at least these guys don't take themselves too seriously

Posted by greg | March 26, 2010 7:28 PM

Do you know Vamp à NY ???
Incredible organic and vegan perfumes in a coffee paper cup !!!

Posted by JossVegan | December 13, 2010 6:59 PM

Oh, and what about those question marks on Sunday's text in the concert poster below? No, that isn't saving a spot for a Smiths reunion or U2 debut on the Coachella stage, it's the way that Yorke presents himself as a solo star, the marquee at his Orpheum concert had the same punctuational flourish.

Posted by منتديات | January 12, 2011 3:43 PM

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