Kurt Vile Releases Rolling Stones Cover, Announces Summer Tour Dates

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Kurt Vile Releases Rolling Stones Cover, Announces Summer Tour Dates

Modern don of classic folk/rock Kurt Vile has just dropped two new Spotify Singles: a stripped-down version of his own “Loading Zones,” as well as a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “No Expectations.”

This version of his stand-out single from Bottle It In sees Vile rely on his rhythmic, driving guitar-picking and the occasional whine of a harmonica to sell his story about fighting the law and winning. The Stones cover features some diffuse, programmed drums and light grand piano keys, making for a very laid-back, simple cover of a dizzying classic.

“This arrangement of The Rolling Stones’ ‘No Expectations’ I’ve been kicking around since my early 20s (I’m 39 now!) so it’s in my DNA,” Vile tweeted Wednesdsay. “I hope Keith and Mick hear it, actually … they should! I love the way it turned out.”

And although he’s already playing dates in Australia and New Zealand, Vile and The Violators have just announced a fresh batch of summer tour stops back at home, including appearances at Pitchfork Festival, Osheaga Festival and NYC’s Central Park Summerstage.

Check out Vile’s new Spotify Singles here and see his extensive list of summer tour dates below.

Kurt Vile Tour Dates:

April
17 – Canberra, Australia @ ANU &
18 – Tyagarah, Australia @ Byron Bay Bluesfest
20 – Tyagarah, Australia @ Byron Bay Bluesfest
21 – Tallarook, Australia @ Boogie Festival
22 – Melbourne, Australia @ The Forum &
24 – Melbourne, Australia @ Croxton Bandroom ~
26 – Castlemaine, Australia @ Theatre Royal #
27 – Adelaide, Australia @ The Gov &
28 – Perth, Australia @ The Rosemount Hotel &

May
26 – London, U.K. @ All Points East Festival
27 – Lille, France @ Aeronef $
28 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Atelier $
30 – Nimes, France @ This Is Not A Love Song Festival
31 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound

June
02 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret
03 – Schorndorf, Germany @ Manufaktur $
04 – Berlin, Germany @ Astra $
06 – Helsinki, Finland @ Sideways Festival
08 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Northside Festival
10 – Lund, Sweden @ Mejeriet $
11 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pustervik $
13 – Oslo, Norway @ Pipfest
14 – Stavanger, Norway @ Mablis
15 – Bergen, Norway @ Bergen Festival
19 – Warsaw, Poland @ Klub Proxima $
20 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Meetfactory $
21 – Budapest, Hungary @ Kolorádó Festival
22 – Kragujevac, Serbia @ Arsenal Festival
24 – Zagreb, Croatia @ Inmusic Festival
25 – Milan, Italy @ Magnolia $
26 – Lausanne, Switzerland @ Les Docks $
28 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
29 – Glastonbury, U.K. @ Glastonbury Festival

July
18 – Cleveland, Ohio @ House of Blues
19 – Kalamazoo, Mich. @ Bell’s Beer Garden
20 – Chicago, Ill. @ Pitchfork Music Festival 
21 – Allison Park, Pa. @ Hartwood Acres Ampitheatre *
23 – Baltimore, Md. @ Ottobar *
25 – New York, N.Y. @ Central Park Summerstage * %
26 – New Haven, Conn. @ College Street Music Hall ^
27 – Providence, R.I. @ Columbus Theatre ^
28 – Northampton, Mass. @ The Pines %
30 – Albany, N.Y. @ Skyloft
31 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom

August
01 – Toronto, Ont. @ Sony Centre
02 – Montreal, Que. @ Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
03 – Portland, Maine @ State Theatre
04 – Portsmouth, N.H. @ Prescott Park Art Festival

September
07 – St. Augustine, Fla. @ Sing Out Loud Festival
22 – Louisville, Ky. @ Bourbon & Beyond

(& denotes w/ RVG)
(~ denotes w/ Tropical Fuck Storm)
(# denotes w/ Julia Shapiro and Lost Animal)
($ denotes w/ Jorge Elbrecht)
(* denotes w/ Cate Le Bon)
(% denotes w/ Dinosaur Jr.)
(^ denotes w/ J. Mascis)

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