Ask and you shall receive: Vampire Weekend has finally announced 2013 tour dates! The delightfully poppy group out of NYC will tour with Haim, setting out for greatness on March 13 when they perform at SXSW. After that it’s off to the West Coast, where they’ll spend the majority of the tour soaking up the sun while hitting up venues throughout Southern California. Yes – they are playing at Coachella. On May 15 the group will touch down on the East Coast with a gig at Boston’s Agganis Arena, followed by a stop in Toronto, ON, at Sony Centre for Performing Arts. The last half of the tour is heavy with festy dates, including stops at Sasquatch!, Firefly and Longitude. The tour wraps up on August 9 with a performance at Squamish Music Festival in Squamish, BC.

Vampire Weekend Tour

“You’re only as good as your songs,” Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig recently told Q Magazine, providing this refreshing, self-aware tidbit in defense of his band’s unhurried approach to releasing new material. It’s been over two years since the group dropped an album, 2010’s Contra – but, according to the same Q article, the former Columbia grads are finally gearing up to debut album number three this spring! The release date if May 7 in the US, May 6 in the UK.

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Expanding upon his perfectionist approach to songwriting (his fans appreciate it), Koenig goes on to explain that although Vampire Weekend could have released the untitled effort a year ago, the dangers of spiraling into creative depression, had they done so, would have outweighed any early bird benefits:

“If someone had put a gun to our heads a year ago, we could have handed something in and it wouldn’t have sucked. But if we listen back to our own work and it doesn’t sound the way we wanted, the depression that sets in is really extreme. So releasing a record that we didn’t feel 100 percent about would commit us to a year of depression, touring a half-assed record.”

No one wants that. What Vampire Weekend’s fans do what is a fully realized release… because when the band’s happy, their concerts are worth the price of admission. Koenig didn’t reveal any tour details, but we happen to know where there’s an album, there’s an agent booking venues, so be sure to check back here once Vampire Weekend confirm 2013 concert dates!

Vampire Weekend Concerts 2013

Date City State/Country Venue
3/13/13 Austin TX South by Southwest
4/12/13 Las Vegas NV The Cosmpopolitan
4/14/13 Indio CA Coachella Music Festival
4/16/13 Davis CA UC Davis (Freeborn Hall)
4/17/13 Oakland CA Fox Theater
4/21/13 Indio CA Coachella Music Festival
5/8/13 London UK The Troxy
5/10/13 Paris FR Casino de Paris
5/15/13 Boston MA Agganis Arena
5/16/13 Toronto ON Sony Centre for Perf. Arts
5/17/13 Detroit MI The Fillmore
5/19/13 Kansas City MO Midland Theater
5/20/13 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheater
5/21/13 Salt Lake City UT Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
5/23/13 Portland OR Keller Auditorium
5/24/13 George WA Sasquatch! Music Festival
6/23/13 Dover DE Firefly Festival
7/19/13 Dublin IE Longitude Festival
8/9/13 Squamish BC Squamish Music Festival

Vampire Weekend Concert Tickets 2013

Vampire Weekend Avg. Ticket Prices

City State Venue Name Date Avg. Price
Calgary AB MacEwan Hall 3/15/2010 $58.08
Denver CO Ogden Theatre 3/19/2010 $48.38
Minneapolis MN First Avenue 3/22/2010 $59.68
Chicago IL Riviera Theatre 3/25/2010 $51.25
Chicago IL Riviera Theatre 3/26/2010 $72.19
Knoxville TN Tennessee Theatre 3/27/2010 $33.00
Columbus OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 3/29/2010 $64.77
Toronto ON Sound Academy 3/30/2010 $62.79
Boston MA Orpheum Theatre 4/1/2010 $45.04
Philadelphia PA Electric Factory 4/2/2010 $66.95
Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall 4/3/2010 $62.19
Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 4/5/2010 $45.87
Asheville NC The Orange Peel 4/6/2010 $51.83
Atlanta GA The Tabernacle 4/8/2010 $59.37
New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 4/9/2010 $71.92
Austin TX Stubbs BBQ 4/10/2010 $82.00
Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 4/11/2010 $83.19
Pomona CA Fox Theater Pomona 4/14/2010 $56.93
Oakland CA Fox Theater – Oakland 4/19/2010 $28.25
Oakland CA Fox Theater – Oakland 4/20/2010 $30.33
Vancouver BC Malkin Bowl 8/27/2010 $94.50
Vancouver BC Malkin Bowl 8/28/2010 $77.08
Redmond WA Marymoor Park 8/29/2010 $71.30
Troutdale OR McMenamins Historic Edgefield Manor 8/31/2010 $32.37
Eugene OR McDonald Theatre 9/1/2010 $54.50
Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 9/3/2010 $63.79
Chicago IL Aragon Ballroom 9/5/2010 $57.50
Bloomington IN Indiana University Auditorium 9/6/2010 $76.95
Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 9/7/2010 $51.67
Montreal QC Metropolis 9/8/2010 $47.07
Rochester NY Main Street Armory 9/10/2010 $66.33
Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 9/11/2010 $64.25
Boston MA Bank of America Pavilion 9/12/2010 $73.28
New York NY Radio City Music Hall 9/15/2010 $43.69
New York NY Radio City Music Hall 9/16/2010 $49.92
New York NY Radio City Music Hall 9/17/2010 $158.49
Berkeley CA Greek Theatre – Berkeley 9/25/2010 $57.40
Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 9/26/2010 $100.06
San Diego CA Soma 9/28/2010 $30.65
Las Vegas NV Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort 9/29/2010 $86.09
St. Louis MO Chaifetz Arena 10/3/2010 $75.31
Tulsa OK Brady Theater 10/4/2010 $101.09
Dallas TX The Palladium Ballroom 10/6/2010 $54.33
Houston TX Bayou Music Center 10/7/2010 $49.03
Austin TX Zilker Park 10/8/2010 $125.14
New Orleans LA Mahalia Jackson Theatre 10/9/2010 $85.42
Orlando FL Hard Rock Live 10/11/2010 $56.76
Saint Petersburg FL Jannus Live 10/12/2010 $75.12
Miami Beach FL Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater 10/13/2010 $100.04
Saint Augustine FL St Augustine Amphitheatre 10/14/2010 $56.52
Raleigh NC Raleigh Amphitheatre and Festival Site 10/17/2010 $70.68
San Francisco CA Treasure Island 10/16/2011 $115.00
Cleveland OH House of Blues Cleveland 7/12/2012 $120.00
Chicago IL Union Park 7/13/2012 $153.08
Chicago IL Union Park 7/15/2012 $74.75

Vampire Weekend Discography

Year Album
2008 Vampire Weekend
2010 Contra

Vampire Weekend Past Setlist

Main Set

Track Song
1 Cousins
2 White Sky
3 Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
4 M79
5 Run
6 Holiday
7 California English
8 A-Punk
9 Horchata
10 I Stand Corrected
11 I Think Ur a Contra
12 Unbelievers
13 Diplomat’s Son
14 Campus
15 Oxford Comma
16 Giving Up the Gun


Track Song
1 One (Blake’s Got a New Face)
2 Mansard Roof
3 The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance
4 Walcott

Vampire Weekend Videos

Vampire Weekend: “Giving Up the Gun”

Vampire Weekend: “Oxford Comma”

Vampire Weekend: “A-Punk”