We're only a couple weeks out from Vampire Weekend's third album, Modern Vampires of the City, which hits retailers digital and physical on May 14. Look for the band, who just played Coachella, to preview tracks from the album at their sold-out show on Sunday (4/28) at Roseland Ballroom which is being broadcast live on the internet as part of the American Express Unstaged Performance series. The webcast, which is being directed by Steve Buscemi, starts at 9 PM EDT.
For those in NYC who would like to make the webcast experience a little more concert-like, Brooklyn Bowl, with help from the Tribeca Film Festival (which concludes on Sunday), will be showing it live on their many giant HD screens with "full concert sound." It's free entry.
Speaking of bowling, Vampire Weekend and Steve Buscemi, the band and Boardwalk Empire star are continuing to play out their friendship on the web with a second installment of the "documentary" about prepping for the Roseland show, which ends up at Brooklyn's Melody Lanes. There's also other episodes -- one with Grimes -- and you can watch them all below.
And last but not least, Vampire Weekend will appear on the May 11 episode of Saturday Night Live which is hosted by former castmember Kristen Wiig. So get ready for affable indie rock and the probable return of Gilly. Kanye West and Ben Afleck will apear on SNL's 38th Season Finale on May 18, and next weekend (May 4) it's Zach Galifianakis and Of Monsters and Men.
All upcoming Vampire Weekend tour dates (there are some new ones including Hollywood Bowl with Beirut, not NYC) are listed, along with the bowling video, below...
Grimes Gives Steve Buscemi The Brush Off
Vampire Weekend Finds their Easter Spirit
Steve Buscemi Hunts for Vampire Fans - EP 2
Vampire Weekend - 2013 Tour Dates
April 28th, 2013 - Roseland Ballroom, New York
May 2nd, 2013 - The Troxy, London
May 15th, 2013 - Agganis Arena, Boston
May 16th, 2013 - Sony Center for the Performing Arts, Toronto
May 17th, 2013 - The Fillmore, Detroit
May 20th, 2013 - Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison
May 21st, 2013 - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City
May 23rd, 2013 - Keller Auditorium, Portland
May 24th, 2013 - Sasquatch Music Festival, George
May 29th, 2013 - Casino De Paris, Paris
June 23rd, 2013 - Firefly Festival, Dover
June 26th - 30th - Glastonbury Festival, Pilton
June 28th, 2013 - Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth
June 29th, 2013 - O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth
July 4th - 7th - Rock Werchter, Werchter
July 6th, 2013 - Olympic Park, London
July 7th, 2013 - De Werald Draait Buiten, Amsterdam
July 9th, 2013 - Poupet Festival, Cholet
July 12th, 2013 - Optimus Alive, Lisbon
July 13th, 2013 - BBK Live, Bilbao
July 14th, 2013 - Musalic Festival, Aix-les-Bains
July 19th, 2013 - Gentlemen of the Road Lewes Stopover, Lewes
July 20th, 2013 - Longitude Festival, Dublin
August 4th, 2013 - Lollapalooza, Chicago
August 9th, 2013 - Squamish Music Festival, Squamish
August 11th, 2013 -Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco
September 28th, 2013 - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles
October 8th, 2013 - Midland Theater, Kansas City