Steve Buscemi to Direct Vampire Weekend for Amex Unstaged Series

VAMPIRE WEEKEND AND STEVE BUSCEMI NAMED AS FIRST
PAIRING IN “AMERICAN EXPRESS UNSTAGED” FOR 2013

American Express, in partnership with VEVO and YouTube, announced today that Vampire Weekend, and award- winning actor, director and producer Steve Buscemi, have been selected to kick-off the fourth year in its popular live stream music series, “American Express Unstaged.” Vampire Weekend’s exclusive performance will be live streamed on the last night of the Tribeca Film Festival at Roseland Ballroom on Sunday, April 28 at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT in New York City at www.amexunstaged.com. Fans can also watch the live event on YouTube’s mobile website, VEVO’s free apps for iPhone, iPad and on the American Express Channel, available through the American Express app on LG connected TVs. The global event precedes the anticipated May 14 U.S. release of Modern Vampires of the City (XL Recordings).

Created by American Express as a means for delivering premium music experiences to fans everywhere, the “American Express Unstaged” music series is a cutting-edge live event and interactive digital platform, bringing together popular musical artists with renowned film directors. This will be the 12th innovative digital stream and pairing within the award-winning series.

"We are thrilled to be working with Steve Buscemi, a wonderful actor, a NYC legend and a great director. We couldn't have picked a better guy to man the cameras for our April 28th event, " said band lead singer Ezra Koenig.

“I am really excited to collaborate with Vampire Weekend to bring their vision to life for this live streaming event,” said filmmaker Steve Buscemi.

Leading up to the April 28 performance, fans will be able to receive insider updates by connecting with American Express at www.amexunstaged.com, www.twitter.com/AmericanExpress or www.Facebook.com/AmericanExpress.

http://www.amexunstaged.com

[Published on: 4/2/13]

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