Vampire Weekend Announces North American Tour 2020 & Plays Madison Square Garden

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Vampire Weekend used the occasion of one of their biggest gigs yet to announce a North American Tour 2020. The band headlined Madison Square Garden in their hometown of New York City on Friday night and confirmed the 19-date tour as part of a free live stream.

The 2020 tour begins at Maine Savings Pavilion in Westbrook, Maine on May 29. From there, the band hits Burlington, Gilford (New Hampshire), Lewiston (New York), Pittsburgh and Asheville during the first leg of the jaunt. VW returns to the road in August 2020 for gigs in Bend, Boise, Missoula, Calgary and Edmonton. Ezra Koenig and company also detailed a series of concerts that spans September 23, 2020 – October 7, 2020 and includes shows in Columbus, Detroit, Cedar Rapids, Lincoln, Kansas City, Tulsa, New Orleans and Birmingham.

Friday’s sold-out concert at MSG saw Vampire Weekend perform a total of 32 songs over the course of nearly three hours. The band welcomed Steve Lacy for his own “Dark Red” as well as “Sunflower,” a song on VW’s Father Of The Bride to which he contributed. Later in the night, opener Angelique Kidjo added to the “Jerusalem, New York, Berlin” that closed out the band’s main set. For the encore, Vampire Weekend continued a trend of taking requests from the audience and at MSG played “Ottoman,” “Obvious Bicycle” and “Run” by request before ending the night with a run of “Worship You,” “Ya Hey” and “Walcott.”

Fan-Shot Videos

Dark Red w/ Steve Lacy Captured by Themeboudin

Sunflower w/ Steve Lacy Captured by Themeboudin

This Life Captured by BossAndNets Fan

Setlist

Vampire Weekend at Madison Square Garden

  • Bambina
  • Unbelievers
  • White Sky
  • Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
  • Holiday
  • M79
  • One (Blake's Got a New Face)
  • Sympathy
  • Unbearably White
  • Step
  • New Dorp. New York  
  • This Life
  • Diplomat's Son  
  • Hold You Now  
  • Harmony Hall
  • Diane Young
  • Cousins
  • A-Punk
  • Hannah Hunt
  • 2021
  • California English
  • Dark Red  
  • Sunflower
  • Oxford Comma
  • Jerusalem, New York, Berlin  
Encore
  • Big Blue
  • Ottoman  
  • Obvious Bicycle  
  • Run  
  • Worship You
  • Ya Hey
  • Walcott

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