Vampire Weekend schedule first show in four years
Vampire Weekend have been hinting at a new album since last year, when it was rumored that they signed to Columbia and had plans to release the album by Q2 or Q3 of 2017. That never happened, and members continued to stay busy with solo/side projects throughout 2017, but then things started looking up again when Ezra Koenig said in September that the album was "80% done." Perhaps 2018 will be the year it comes out, especially since the band just announced their first show in four years. They're playing the UK's End of the Road festival which goes down from August 30 - September 2.
The festival also features St. Vincent, Feist, Yo La Tengo, Jeff Tweedy, John Cale, Julia Holter, Destroyer, Big Thief, Julien Baker, and more.
Vampire Weekend's last album was 2013's great Modern Vampires of the City. Watch them play "Hannah Hunt" from that album below. Their self-titled debut turned 10 years old this week.