Vampire Weekend Plays Free Outdoor Show
01/18/2010

On January 14th, Vampire Weekend played a free show, above the ice rink in the courtyard of London’s Somerset House. At the end of their 2009 tour, they performed a free, all ages show at a skate park in Southern California.

Online PR News – 18-January-2010 – – The American indie pop band from New York, formed in 2006. The members of the band met while attending Columbia University. After graduation, they self-produced their first album. Lead singer, Ezra Koenig and drummer Chris Tomson first collaborated as members of the comedy-rap band 'L'Homme Run'. They are managed by Ian Montone, who also manages The White Stripes.

They are signed to XL Recordings, of which the band said in an interview: "Before any labels had contacted us, we actually mentioned XL as the kind of label we'd ideally like to end up on. Just going on their roster alone, they obviously have good taste and support their artists well."

In November 2007, they toured the United Kingdom with The Shins. They were declared 'The Year’s Best New Band' by Spin magazine in March 2008, and were the first band ever to be featured on the cover before releasing their debut album. From the band’s self titled album, the song 'A-Punk' was ranked the 4th best song in 2008 by Rolling Stone. It was also used in the opening credits of the movie, Step Brothers. The song is also featured in the hit UK television show, The Inbetweeners.

During the summer of 2008, they performed at the Central Park SummerStage in Manhattan and a fundraiser for Music for Democracy in October, where they shared the stage with David Crosby and Graham Nash.

In December 2008, Vampire Weekend’s debut album was number two in Under the Radar magazine’s 'Top 50 albums of 2008' issue. In January 2009, Rolling Stone dubbed their self-titled album the 10th best album of 2008.

The band’s second album, Contra was released on January 11th, 2010. On October 5, 2009, the first track of their new album 'Horchata' was released as a free download on the band’s website. As of January 5th, 2010, the entire upcoming album was up for streaming on the band’s website. They performed on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on Contra’s release date. And again on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, four days after.

Redline Tickets now offers Vampire Weekend tickets to their upcoming US tour in support of their recently released album 'Contra'. The Vampire Weekend Contra tour has already begun, with plenty of tour dates extended throughout the rest of the year. Many of these shows are already sold out!

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