Kurt Vile Is Hitting the Campaign Trail for Fall Tour

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Kurt Vile Is Hitting the Campaign Trail for Fall Tour

It may not be a presidential election year, but there are plenty of other offices to be filled, so Kurt Vile is heading out on the campaign trail to share his platform of rock ‘n’ roll. Backed by The Violators (Rob Laakso, Kyle Spence and Jesse Trbovich), Vile’s campaign is starting in the States this July and hopping across the pond in October before returning Stateside this November for its newly announced fall dates.

We ranked Vile’s latest record—Lotta Sea Lice, his album-length collaboration with Courtney Barnett—among the 50 best albums of 2017. If that doesn’t convince you to go show him your support on his campaign tour, Vile has also had a day named in his honor in his hometown of Philadelphia, which is more than most candidates can say.

Vile has also partnered with PLUS1 (again) so that $1 per ticket sold will go to support the ACLU’s work defending and protecting our individual rights and liberties. You can find his tour dates in both text and campaign poster form below. When the Vile ‘18 campaign first began back in April, we assumed the tease meant new music was on the way—whether the campaign also has an album component remains to be seen.

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Kurt Vile Tour Dates:

July
10 – Charlottesville, Va. @ Jefferson Theatre
11 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
12 – Asheville, N.C. @ Orange Peel
13 – Louisville, Ky. @ Forecastle Music & Arts Festival
14 – Chattanooga, Tenn. @ Signal
15 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ Mill & Mine
17 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Underground

October
12 – Hamburg, Denmark @ Grünspan
13 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pustervik
14 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
15 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Bern
16 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
18 – Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys
19 – Munich, Germany @ Technikum
20 – Zurich, Switzerland @ X-Tra
21 – Lyon, France @ Epicerie Moderne
22 – Barcelona, Spain @ Apolo
23 – Madrid, Spain @ Teatro Barceló
25 – Lisbon, Spain @ Lisboa Ao Vivo
26 – Porto, Portugal @ Hard Club
27 – Bilbao, Spain @ BIME Festival
28 – Bordeaux, France @ Theatre Barbey
29 – Paris, France @ La Cigale
30 – Brussels, Belgium @ Autumn Falls @ AB

November
01 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
02 – Köln, Germany @ Kantine
05 – Brighton, U.K. @ Concorde 2
06 – London, U.K. @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
07 – London, U.K. @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
08 – Bristol, U.K. @ St Philips Gate
09 – Birmingham, U.K. @ The Crossing
10 – Manchester, U.K. @ Albert Hall
11 – Leeds, U.K. @ O2 Academy
13 – Glasgow, U.K. @ O2 ABC
14 – Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
15 – Belfast, U.K. @ The Limelight
24 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues *
28 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel *
30 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club *

December
03 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse *
05 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Jones Assembly *
06 – Austin, Texas @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater *
07 – Dallas, Texas @ Canton Hall *
09 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Observatory North Park *
11 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern *
12 – Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theatre *
14 – Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom *
15 – Seattle, Wash. @ Moore Theatre *
16 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore Ballroom *
19 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue *
20 – Madison, Wis. @ Sylvee *
21 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Turner Hall *
22 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riviera Theatre *

(* = w/ Jessica Pratt)

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