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Vampire Weekend played Firefly, added Merriweather Post Pavilion, covered The Doors in NC

Vampire Weekend are a jam band now or dad rock or something, and they’ve been on tour supporting their great new album Father of the Bride and doing a handful of covers, some of which help to further their jam band/dad rock cred. One of the latest is a version of The Doors‘ “Peace Frog,” which the band debuted at Charlotte, NC’s Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre on Saturday (6/22). They stuck to doing a faithful rendition of the song, but they pulled it off very well and it’s cool to hear Ezra doing his best Jim Morrison impression and also cool to hear the band flaunt their chops with the song’s classic-style guitar solo. Watch them do it below.

Right after the Charlotte show, they headed to Dover, Delaware for Firefly Festival, and you can check out their Firefly setlist and some more pictures below (no covers played there except a version of Ezra’s SBTRKT collab “New Dorp. New York.”).

VW have also now added a new date to their tour: August 29 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram opening. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/28) at 10 AM with presales beforehand.

As mentioned, they’ve got a big homecoming NYC show on September 6 at Madison Square Garden with Angelique Kidjo and Despot (tickets). What covers will they play there?

All upcoming tour dates and tickets here.

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Vampire Weekend in Charlotte, NC – 6/22/19 Setlist (via)
Flower Moon
White Sky
Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
This Life
Bambina
Unbelievers
How Long?
Bryn
Run
Sunflower
Sympathy
Peace Frog (The Doors cover) (Live debut by VW)
My Mistake
Horchata
New Dorp. New York (SBTRKT cover)
Hannah Hunt
Hold You Now
Harmony Hall
Diane Young
Cousins
A-Punk
Oxford Comma
2021
California English (first time since 2014)
Don’t Dream It’s Over (Crowded House cover)

Encore:
Stranger
Ottoman (request from “Frog on the Buckethat”)
The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance (request from child wearing bucket hat)
Walcott

Vampire Weekend at Firefly 2019 Setlist (via)
Bambina
Unbelievers
White Sky
Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
This Life
Sympathy
Sunflower
Step
Horchata
How Long?
New Dorp. New York (SBTRKT cover)
Harmony Hall
Diane Young
Cousins
A-Punk
Oxford Comma
Hannah Hunt
Worship You
Ya Hey

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