The critically acclaimed Vampire Weekend is a rock band from New York City. Formed in 2006, Vampire Weekend consists of vocalist and guitarist Erza Koenig, guitarist and keyboardist Rostam Batmangli, drummer and percussionist Chris Tomson and bassist and backing vocalist Chris Baio. While Vampire Weekend plays primarily variations of rock music, the band members started out in a rap collaboration, but bonded over their mutual love for punk rock. Erza Koenig briefly toured with The Dirty Projectors performing experimental African music. After the tour, Koenig watched the 1980s film The Lost Boys and was inspired to start Vampire Weekend. Vampire Weekend’s first album was self-titled, released in 2008. The debut album was a major success for the band in both the U.S. and the U.K. Their song, “A-Punk” was heavily licensed and featured on The Inbetweeners, Step Brothers, Guitar Hero 5, Just Dance 2, Lego Rock Band, and others. In 2010, Vampire Weekend released their second album titled Contra which debuted at the number one position on the Billboard 200 Album charts. The first single from this album was “Horchata”, released prior to the debut of the album. The band toured around the world in support of the album’s release with the Canadian electro dub duo Fan Death. That same year, Vampire Weekend performed at many massive music festivals, including Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Bonaroo Music Festival, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Glastonbury Festival, All Points West and the Groovin’ The Moo Festival in Australia, and many more. Their album Contra was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, but lost to The Black Keys’ Brothers. The band’s third studio album, Modern Vampires of the City, was released in 2013. This album also debuted at the number one position on the Billboard 200 Album charts and won Vampire Weekend a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. Vampire Weekend’s record company for all three of these albums has been XL Recordings, who has been supportive of the band’s music and touring over the years. Don’t miss your chance to get tickets to see Vampire Weekend live in concert when he comes to your hometown. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Vampire Weekend Tickets.
Vampire Weekend’s Tour
In 2015, Vampire Weekend performed in stadiums and at music festivals worldwide. During Vampire Weekend’s 2015 performance, they played songs spanning across all of their albums, but where heavily focused on the fan favorite tracks, such as “A-Punk” and “Horchata”. Vampire Weekend live concerts are characteristic of their catchy instrumentals, high energy stage performance, and dedicated fan following.