Kurt Vile and the Violators were the featured musical guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday night, where the Philadelphia-based rock guitarist and singer performed one of his new singles, “Loading Zones.” The lyrically-loaded track was included on Vile’s 2018 studio album, Bottle It In, which arrived back on October 12. The televised performance from Thursday can be watched in full in the video above.
Vile and his band doesn't waste any time starting their uptempo rock song following the introduction from Kimmel. Vile is impressive anytime he sings “Loading Zones” live, considering all the lyrics included in each line of every verse seems to take a full breath of air just to get them all out. How many lyrics one may ask? Vile impressively sings out a total of 224 words in under two minutes during the performance, with the entire final minute being dedicated to some crafty solo jamming on that red Gibson guitar of his. The song has such a quick tempo that’s it’s wild to think about when Vile even has time to take a breath between lines. Well done sir.
Vile is currently in the latter half of his 2018 fall-into-winter North American tour, which began back on November 24 and is scheduled to wrap late next week with a final performance at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre on December 22. Fans who didn’t get the chance to catch Kurt and his band on tour this fall can see him when he heads back out on tour next spring with a month’s worth of show’s scheduled to begin on February 14 in South Burlington, Vermont, and continuing until mid-March. Tickets for select shows on the tour are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here. Vile surely also has some festival appearances planning for next summer, as he's already scheduled to appear at a pair of European events including Primavera Sound in Barcelona, and Rock Werchter in Belgium.