Vampire Weekend

American rock group Vampire Weekend is headed to Cleveland for the first time EVER since their formation in 2006. The band of New York natives will be taking the stage at Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica on June 14th. This tour is groups most ambitious North American tour to date, running May 17 through October 8.

The tour follows the release of the band’s most recent album Father of the Bride which dropped on May 3rd, 2019. The album is the band’s first project in nearly six years, following Modern Vampires of the City (2013), and the group’s first album since multi-instrumentalist and producer Rostam Batmanglij’s departure from the group.

Though there is a 6 year gap between these albums, the band’s Ezra Koenig was anything but idle. In addition to touring the world and winning a Best Alternative GRAMMY for Modern Vampires…, Koenig released his Netflix anime series Neo Yokio, continued to host his Time Crisis show on Beats1, co-wrote and produced Beyonce’s “Hold Up”… all the while living the experiences and observations that would inform the next Vampire Weekend album.

The indie rock album is musically diverse and the songs use contrasting dark and direct lyrics over a bright spring-time musical mood. Upon release, the album received widespread acclaim from music critics and became their third consecutive album to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200. The album is also unique for the group in that it marks the first time the band has included guest vocalists in an album. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ezra Koenig said, “We’ve had three albums of the same voice over and over again. I like the idea of opening up our world a little bit.” The album’s lyrical style is more direct and straightforward than Koenig’s previous writing, which he admitted was inspired by American country singer Kacey Musgraves.

Tickets for the Cleveland tour stop are on sale now and can be purchased RIGHT HERE. Tickets are going fast for the band’s Cleveland debut, so don’t wait!