Rostam Batmanglij, known professionally as just Rostam, will head out on a North American tour this winter in support of his debut solo album, which was released this past fall. The 21-date run of concerts will take the former Vampire Weekend member around the U.S. and Canada starting with a show at Atlanta’s The Earl on Jan. 29, and wrapping a few months later with a scheduled performance at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tenn. on March 22.
Notable stops on the upcoming run include shows at Jack White’s Third Man Records live room in Nashville on Jan. 30 and the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia on Feb. 2. The latter's location should have a pretty unique influence on the performance’s acoustics, being a big 'ol church and all.
Rostam released his debut studio album back on on Sept. 15. Titled Half-Light, the album was received pretty positively by most critics and Vampire Weekend fans. The 15-track album featured production and songwriting contributions by former Dirty Projectors singer Angel Deradoorian, Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt and even Paul Simon. Rostam had released a collaborative album the year prior alongside Hamilton Leithauser, the former frontman of The Walkmen, with I Had a Dream That You Were Mine.
In addition to his own projects, Rostam has spent the last few years working in production roles for some of the biggest names in pop music including Solange, Frank Ocean, Charli XCX and Haim to name a few.
Tickets for select shows on the upcoming tour are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.
Rostam Tour Dates:
Jan 29 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl (Click here for tickets)
Jan. 30 - Nashville, TN - Third Man Records
Feb. 1 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Feb. 2 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia
Feb. 3 - Boston, MA - Museum of Fine Arts (Click here for tickets)
Feb. 5 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
Feb. 6 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House
Feb. 8 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Warhol Theater
Feb. 9 - Grand Rapids, MI - Ladies Literary Club
Feb. 10 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
Feb. 12 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
Feb. 13 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
Feb. 14 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line
Feb. 16 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall
Feb. 17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
Feb. 19 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Feb. 20 - Vancouver, BC - Venue
Feb. 21 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Feb. 23 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
Feb. 24 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre (Click here for tickets)
March 22 - Knoxville, TN - Big Ears Festival