Press Release





Vampire Weekend

April 8th Eclipse Show in Austin to be live streamed free on

Appearing on The Daily Show April 10th

Vampire Weekend Radio Takes Over SiriusXM’s XMUR Channel (35) beginning today

“Vampire Weekend has never made a bad album, but ‘Only God Was Above Us’ is one of its best.”


” It feels new and comfortable, regularly elegant and charming, calm and comforting, and, at times, foreboding. And just a bit worried.

This is to say that ‘Only God Was Above Us’ is also the most honest album Vampire Weekend have made, an encapsulation of what the band does best, melodic and abstruse in Koenig’s own masterful way.”

—PITCHFORK, Best New Music

“It’s like a musical shot of adrenaline. But its rewards are worth working to discover… it’s a fascinating evolution for a band that refuses to stay in one place for too long.”


One of the quintessential bands for their generation… the album is as good as anything the New York City-formed rockers have ever made (which is to say, very good)… It’s not exactly like anything you’ve heard before; it’s 100% Vampire Weekend.”


“…a Harsh Beautiful Record For a Harsh Beautiful World.”


“…an album full of startling changes and wild sonic upheavals, all packed into 10 songs.”


“Vampire Weekend’s latest album takes the band’s unmistakable sound to dazzlingly intricate places… bringing their vast musical pedigree to create a sound that they’ve touched on previously but never explored so thoroughly… sophisticated, scale-vaulting hooks and constantly shifting arrangements…filled with wildly cascading arpeggios and mellifluous melodies.”


Only God Was Above Us remains emotional as well as academic.”


At long last, Vampire Weekend’s fifth studio album, Only God Was Above Us, is out today via Columbia Records. Met with unanimous rave reviews across the globe, OGWAU finds Ezra Koenig, Chris Baio and Chris Tomson, along with longtime collaborator and producer Ariel Rechtshaid, expanding an unmatched streak of critical and commercial successes.

OGWAU’s release week festivities kick off with the band’s sold-out show in Austin, TX on Monday April 8th under a total eclipse. The entire show will be broadcast LIVE for FREE on streaming platform Veeps, starting at 12pm CT allowing Vampire Weekend fans across the globe to be a part of this unique experience. Go to for more information.

From there the band will grace their hometown of NYC for a visit with Comedy Central’s intrepid news team at The Daily Show on April 10th at 11pm ET —the band’s first televised performance since 2019.

Additional OGWAU official release week activities are rumored to involve Lamborghinis, hot dogs, and other Tri-State area jaunts.

In case you missed it, the third episode of Vampire Campfire, was released this week and features very special guest Ariel Rechtshaid and solves the long-held mystery: “How tall are the members Vampire Weekend?” Baio, CT and Koenig also answer some fan questions on air.  Watch the latest episode here, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Beginning today, SiriusXM’s XMU, channel 35, will become Vampire Weekend Radio through April 8 and will be available in the SiriusXM app through May 7. Including a personal intro from the band on Only God Was Above Us, the channel will also feature Vampire Weekend’s discography from the last two decades, stories behind their songs, as well as music and artists that inspire them. The channel will also highlight archival SiriusXM Sessions performances and will feature the premiere of a new, stripped down SiriusXM Session. To start listening to Vampire Weekend Radio go here. Eligible customers can get their first three months of SiriusXM for free. Go to for more information.

The eclipse show precedes the band’s Only God Was Above Us tour which kicks off in earnest on June 6th in Houston, TX. Full routing here:


Only God Was Above Us
Tour 2024

Mon Apr 08 – Austin, TX – Moody Amphitheater (Solar Eclipse)
Sat April 27 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival*
Fri May 10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Block Party*
Thu May 30 – Barcelona, Espana – Primavera Sound*
Thu Jun 06 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
Fri Jun 07 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Sun Jun 09 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre
Mon Jun 10 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Wed Jun 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Sat Jun 15 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre at U.C. Berkeley
Sun Jun 16 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre at U.C. Berkeley (Matinee Show)
Tue Jun 18 – Burnaby, BC – Deer Lake Park
Wed Jun 19 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
Thu Jun 20 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Sat Jun 22 – Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater
Sun Jun 23 – Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater (Matinee Show)
Fri Jul 19 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sat Jul 20 – Dillon, CO – Dillon Amphitheater
Mon Jul 22 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
Tue Jul 23 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Theater
Thu Jul 25 – Maryland Heights, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
Fri Jul 26 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Sat Jul 27 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Tue Jul 30 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
Wed Jul 31 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
Thu Aug 01 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Pavilion
Sat Aug 03 – St. Charles, IA – Hinterland*
Thu Sep 19 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
Fri Sep 20 – Cincinnati, OH – The ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park
Sat Sep 21 – Indianapolis, IN – Everwise Amphitheater at White River State Park
Mon Sep 23 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Tue Sep 24 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Wed Sep 25 – Laval, QC – Place Bell

Fri Sep 27 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Sat Sep 28 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at The Mann
Mon Sep 30 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
Tue Oct 01 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
Wed Oct 02 – Charlottesville, VA – Ting Pavilion
Sat Oct 05 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Sun Oct 06 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (Matinee Show)
Tue Oct 08 – Wilmington, NC – Live Oak Bank Pavilion
Wed Oct 09 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
Fri Oct 11 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Sat Oct 12 – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Sun Oct 13 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit
Tue Oct 15 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Thu Oct 17 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Fri Nov 29  – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
Sun Dec 1  – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
Mon Dec 2  – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
Wed Dec 4  – London, UK – Eventim Apollo
Fri Dec 6  – Wolverhampton, UK – The Halls
Sun Dec 8  – Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
Tue Dec 10  – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
Fri Dec 13  – Paris, France – Adidas Arena
Dun Dec 15  – Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live

*Festival date

Vampire WeekendPhoto Credit: Michael Schmelling