Vampire Weekend announces mini tour leading up to album release party at New York's Webster Hall
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Vampire Weekend has announced their plans to perform around New York state starting later this month for a brief run of shows leading up to the release of their highly-anticipated forthcoming studio album, Father of the Bride, which is due out on May 3 via Spring Snow/Columbia Records.

The run of shows will begin on April 30 with a performance at Asbury Hall in Buffalo, New York, and continues a few nights later with a gig at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston, New York on May 2. The run will come to a climactic close on May 5 when the band rolls into New York City to perform a marathon show consisting of three sets at the newly-renovated Webster Hall. According to the band’s announcement on Wednesday, the Webster Hall show will include a full performance of Father of the Bride in its entirety, in addition to a bagel breakfast and pizza lunch, considering it is an all-day event.

Fans who want to attend the band’s all-day performance at Webster Hall will need to register for a chance to purchase tickets at the band’s website and must do so by this Friday at 10 a.m. local when the tickets go on sale.

Vampire Weekend has shared a mix of singles set to appear on Father of the Bride since initially announced the album earlier this year, including “Harmony Hall / 2021,” “Sunflower,” “Big Blue,” and more recently, “This Life” and “Unbearably White.” Fans can listen to “This Life” in full via the video seen above.

Fans can click here to purchase tickets to select shows on the band’s 2019 performance schedule. Some of the notable stops along their upcoming tour schedule include an appearance at Detroit's Mo Pop Festival come late July, and a pair of headlining shows at Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Oct. 8-9.