Ticket Alert

Vampire Weekend to Play Marymoor Park

Tickets for their August 29 show go on sale Friday, May 21.

By Laura Dannen May 17, 2010

Indie rockers Vampire Weekend just announced a new one-month North American tour, which includes a stop at Marymoor Park on August 29. Considering the "we were hot 20 years ago" lineup already announced at Marymoor this summer, we’re pretty excited about this late addition. The Columbia U grads tour behind their latest album, Contra, which has more influences than the Mariners have wins. (That’s right, I said it.)

Among them? "Third-wave ska, the Hallelujah Chicken Run Band, Brazilian baile funk, Congolese thumb pianos, Repo Man, Sublime’s 40 Oz. to Freedom, reggaeton, bachata, Bollywood, Philip Roth, Beethoven, NYC 1983, dancehall, and the Beastie Boys’ second album, Paul’s Boutique," according to their press release.

Tickets ($40) go on sale Friday, May 21, at noon at ticketmaster.com or concertsatmarymoor.com. Opening acts are Beach House & Dum Dum Girls.

As a warm-up, check out one of their new(er) videos, which has some outrageous cameos. Hold out for Jake Gyllenhaal at 2:45.

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