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Kurt Vile expands tour with Courtney Barnett, played Shine A Light (pics)


As mentioned, Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett are releasing a collaborative album this year and then taking it on tour with backing band The Sea Lice, “a revolving cast of musicians” including Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Rob Laakso (The Violators, The Swirlies, Mice Parade) and Katie Harkin (Harkin, Sky Larkin and touring member of Sleater-Kinney and Wild Beasts). Today, DC and Jersey City dates were added to that tour.

The Jersey show happens on November 6 at Loew’s Jersey Theatre. Tickets for that show are on sale now go on sale to the public on Friday (6/30) at 10 AM and there’s a BrooklynVegan presale starting Tuesday (6/27) at 10 AM. Check back here Tuesday morning for the password, and you can enter to win a pair via the BrooklynVegan Facebook.


The tour also includes the previously-announced NYC show on November 1 at Beacon Theatre (tickets). Kurt and Courtney also play the recently-announced Desert Daze festival. Updated dates are listed below.

Kurt Vile just played a few shows with Julie Byrne, including the Tommy Brull Foundation’s annual ‘Shine A Light’ benefit show at Cannon’s Blackthorn in Rockville Centre, NY on Friday (6/23). Pictures of that show are in the gallery above. He also played The Montauk Surf Lodge.

Julie Byrne, who released the great Not Even Happiness earlier this year, played a Brooklyn show the following night. Pictures of that show HERE.

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Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett — 2017 Tour Dates
10/11/2017 San Diego, CA House Of Blues – San Diego
10/13/2017 Joshua Tree, CA Desert Daze Festival
10/14/2017 Los Angeles, CA The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
10/15/2017 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre
10/18/2017 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
10/20/2017 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
10/21/2017 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
10/22/2017 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
10/25/2017 St. Paul, MN Palace Theatre
10/26/2017 Chicago, IL Rockefeller Chapel
10/27/2017 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
10/28/2017 Chicago, IL The Empty Bottle
10/30/2017 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/31/2017 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
11/1/2017 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
11/3/2017 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theater
11/4/2017 Boston, MA The Orpheum Theater
11/6/2017 Jersey City, NJ Loew’s Jersey Theatre
11/7/2017 Washington, DC The Anthem
11/9/2017 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
11/10/2017 Dallas, TX McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
11/11/2017 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theate

photos by Kurt Christensen

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