Kurt Vile announces first full-band shows with The Violators in over a year, because he’d been napping in the interim

Kurt Vile announces first full-band shows with The Violators in over a year, because he'd been napping in the interim


For a while there, it seems like hazy, dreamy, snooze-folk troubadour Kurt Vile got just a little TOO hazy, dreamy, and snooze-y for his own good; because he totally must’ve nodded-off for all of 2017 (okay, yes, he woke up for a little while in October because he had to piss and eat that Nutty Bar he’d left on the counter) and missed all of his band The Violators’ phone calls!

OH SHIT: now he’s just rolling over and looking at his iPhone and realizing it’s 2018! And it’s been kind of a long while since he’s been on the road with his faithful pals Rob Laakso, Kyle Spence, and Jesse Trbovich.

Accordingly — and since Mr. Vile is nothing if not a consummate professional — he’s brushing his hair, combing his teeth, putting on a fresh track suit, and scheduling the heck out of some US tour dates.

Now, it’s a little last-minute, so it’s going to be a somewhat short run. (But hey: better than hitting the snooze button again, right?) So here’s the deal: kicking off on June 13 in Morgantown, WV, a shortish run of June dates will culminate at Mountain Jam Festival on June 17. Then, after a quick nap (duh), the band will head south on July 10 and start chillaxin’ its way through Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky’s Forecastle Festival. The full list of tour dates can be viewed by Y-O-U down below “right now,” if hurrying is your bag (that’s cool).

Word to the slow-and-steady among you, though: tickets for the shows go on sale THIS FRIDAY (March 23); so, ya know: if you wanna go, DON’T SLEEP.

Tour datezzzzz…zzzz…zzzzzzzz…

06.13.18 - Morgantown, WV - Metropolitan Theatre +
06.14.18 - Lancaster, PA - Tellus 36 +
06.15.18 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall +
06.16.18 - Jersey City, NJ - White Eagle +
06.17.18 - Hunter, NY - Mountain Jam Festival
07.10.18 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre *
07.11.18 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle *
07.12.18 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel *
07.13.18 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Music & Arts Festival
07.14.18 - Chattanooga, TN - Signal *
07.15.18 - Knoxville, TN - Mill & Mine *
07.17.18 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground *

+ = Connections
* = Dylan Carson

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