Vampire Weekend books two Florida shows

Miami and St. Augustine in the summertime.

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click to enlarge Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, which will play two Florida dates in August 2019. - Monika Mogi
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Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, which will play two Florida dates in August 2019.

Vampire Weekend has reemerged without founding member Rostam Batmanglij, but with news of the band’s first new album since 2013. What’s more, the band will support Father of the Bride (due this spring) on a summer tour that comes to Florida (but not Tampa Bay) in August.

Vampy Weeks (yeah, we just did that) announced the tour this morning, and Bay area fans will have to travel to either St. Augustine (August 25 at St. Augustine Amphitheatre) or Miami (August 24 at James L. Knight Center) to see the boys.

Kind of reminds us of what Tame Impala just did to Tampa Bay.

The run is Vampire Weekend’s most ambitious North American tour to date and puts the band on the road from May 17-October 8. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 8 at 12 p.m.

The band’s PR has added that the band will utilize Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform to ensure that  tickets get into the hands of fans and not scalpers or bots. Fans must register through the platform from now through Sunday, February 3 at 12 p.m. EST.

Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public on Tuesday, February 5 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, February 7 at 10 p.m. local time. More can be found via  ticketmaster.com.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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