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Vietnam releasing first LP in 5 years, touring (dates, stream)

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.

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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