Only God Was Above Us Tour: Vampire Weekend reveal new songs and tour dates

Vampire Weekend have kept their promise by releasing the first two singles from their highly anticipated album, Only God Was Above Us. The tracks, titled “Capricorn” and “Gen-X Cops”, are accompanied by catchy music videos, featuring a collage-like aesthetic using film and footage from renowned photographer Steven Seagal – whose work graces the album cover. .

Music Video: A Visual Feast

The music videos for “Makar” and “Gen-X Cops” demonstrate the band’s commitment to artistic expression. Steven Seagal’s distinctive style adds a unique dimension to the visuals, creating a mesmerizing experience for the audience. The collage technique blends seamlessly with the pioneering spirit of Vampire Weekend’s music, setting the stage for the upcoming album’s release on April 5.

Only God Was Above Us Tour: Unveiling the Spectacle

It’s a treat for Vampire Weekend fans as the band embarks on the Only God Was Above Us Tour beginning in April. The journey begins with a sold-out total solar eclipse concert in Austin, Texas – a heavenly start that sets the tone for an unforgettable musical odyssey.

Stellar Lineup: Diverse Musical Horizons

The tour also features LA LOM (Los Angeles League of Musicians), English Beat, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Mike Gordon, Kristen “Kingfish” Ingram, Princess (featuring Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Liberum), The Cults, Mark Ronson (delivering DJ sets). , the Brothers Macklovitch, and even a Billy Joel tribute band called the Turnstiles. This diverse array of musical talents promises a concert series that transcends genres, ensuring a captivating experience for fans.

Album Insight: A Collaborative Creation

Only God Was Above Us is set for release on April 5, featuring tracks written by frontman Ezra Koenig. Koenig co-wrote “Gen-X Cops” with drummer Chris Tomson, while he took the reins on writing “Makar”. Collaborations extend to production, with Koenig teaming up with Ariel Rechtshaid for “Makar” and co-producing “Gen-X Cops” with Rechtshaid and Tomson.

Tour dates: mark your calendars

The tour spans multiple cities and allows fans around the world to experience the magic of Vampire Weekend. From Barcelona, Spain to Morrison, Colorado and beyond, the band’s tour covers multiple destinations, promising a musical spectacle for all.

Major tour dates:

June 12: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

July 19: Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison

September 25: Budweiser Stage, Toronto

October 5 and 6: Madison Square Garden, New York


As Vampire Weekend prepares to unleash Only God Was Above Us on the world, the combination of a visually stunning music video, a diverse and stellar lineup, and a global tour extravaganza solidifies their status as a musical powerhouse. Mark your calendars, secure your tickets, and get ready to be immersed in the unique experience that only Vampire Weekend can offer. 

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