Posted in music | streams | tour dates on January 31, 2013

by Bill Pearis

Rob Delaney

Brooklyn band Vietnam were a fixture of the '00s local scene but went quiet a few years ago to the point where some may have wondered if they still existed. Main man Michael Gerner reactivated the name last year as a six-piece, and has put the finishing touches on a new Vietnam album, an A.merican D.ream, which is out February 26 via Mexican Summer. You can check out cover art and "Kitchen Kongas" from the album below.

The six-strong Vietnam will play a record release party in NYC at Mercury Lounge on February 28 with TV Baby and Hectors Pets. Tickets are on sale now. Shortly after that the band will head out on tour, including the inevitable stop in Austin for SXSW (which just announced the film lineup) and they play Austin Psych Fest too. All tour dates are listed below.

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Vietnam - Kitchen Kongas

Rob Delaney

Vietnam - 2013 Tour Dates
2-28 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge (w/ Ty Baby, Hector's Pets)
3-07 Baltimore, MD - The Metro Gallery (w/ The Flying Eyes, Shark Week)
3-08 Charleston, SC - The Royal American (w/ Rachel Kate, Justin Jones)
3-09 Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover
3-11 New Orleans, LA - Siberia (w/ Turbo Fruits, Spiderbags)
3-12 - 03-16 Austin, TX - SXSW
3-17 Dallas, TX - Spillover Showcase
3-18 Springfield, MO - Black Box Revue
3-19 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups (w/ Hector's Pets)
4-19 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
4-20 Asheville, NC - Double Crown
4-21 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
4-23 Nashville, TN - The Stone Fox
4-25 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Downstairs (w/ Quintron & Miss Pussycat)
4-26 Austin, TX - Austin Psyche Festival at Carson
4-27 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace (w/ El Paso Block Party)
4-30 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar (w/ Gap Dream)
5-01 Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite (w/ Gap Dream)
5-02 Visalia, CA - The Cellar Door (w/ Gap Dream)
5-03 San Francisco, CA - The Independent (w/ Gap Dream)
5-04 Portland, OR - Dante's (w/ Gap Dream)
5-05 Seattle, WA - Chope Suey (w/ Gap Dream)
5-07 Boise, ID - Neuroplux (w/ Gap Dream)
5-08 Salt Lake City, UT - 1133 Richards Street
5-09 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
5-10 Omaha, NE - Slowdown (w/ Black Pus)
5-11 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue and 7th Street Entry
5-12 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
5-13 Iowa City, IA - The Mill
5-15 Chicago, IL @ Schuba's Tavern

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Comments (25)

Loved this band

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 4:58 PM

FUCK! YES!

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 5:03 PM

Amazing!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 5:04 PM

"what happened to your legs, sweety?"

Viet-goddam-nam! That's what happened!

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 5:06 PM

these guys invented heroin stink

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 5:14 PM


dude, take a bath.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 5:18 PM

Michael is a good human. Ahh the days of the hooper st storefront. So much music made there.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 5:20 PM

i saw them at sxsw 6 years ago and they sucked

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 5:33 PM

great to hear these guys are still making music

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 6:09 PM

i really like this song

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 6:15 PM

Good track.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 6:36 PM

Who's the homeless guy? Is he in he band?

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 7:34 PM

I usually hate stinky, retro hipster beardos...but this track is damn good regardless. Kinda sounds like WAR.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 7:53 PM

Better than Bonnie Bear

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 9:01 PM

When's the Ghost Exits reunion?

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 10:25 PM

Too much cursing

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2013 10:34 PM

When's the Prima Donnas reunion?

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2013 1:15 AM

When's the Carbomb reunion?

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2013 8:05 AM

think I saw this guy on phish tour back in 93

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2013 8:17 AM

Jammin like a mug!

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2013 10:57 AM

Yay Michael! Yay Vietnam!

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2013 9:25 PM

Feels good listening to new Vietnam music. Definitely excited bout the new record

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 7:01 PM

When's the Minority reunion?

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2013 12:55 PM

Now that's a bread.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 29, 2013 8:38 PM

fucking great, I listen to the first record a lot since it was released. proper respect!

Posted by Han | September 15, 2014 2:17 PM

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