It appears we have an explanation for why Steve Buscemi and Vampire Weekend have spent a lot of time together recently. As the band’s bassist Chris Baio revealed to Rolling Stone, Buscemi is set to direct an upcoming webcast of the band’s performance at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom on April 28th, as part of the American Express Unstaged series.
The concert marks the band’s first proper New York City concert in two and a half years, and they plan to perform at least half of the material appearing on their new album Modern Vampires of the City, due out May 14th via XL Recordings.
Rolling Stone adds that the band will film “some bonus documentary footage that will be released in the lead-up to the concert (which may explore a distant family tie between Buscemi and Baio).” So maybe that’s where their recent bro down at the NYC Easter Parade comes in?
Watch a trailer for the webcast below.
Vampire Weekend 2013 Tour Dates:
04/12 Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmpopolitan *
04/14 Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/16 Davis, CA @ UC Davis (Freeborn Hall) *
04/17 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *
04/18 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater *
04/21 Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/28 New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
05/08 London, UK @ The Troxy
05/10 Paris, FR @ Casino de Paris
05/15 Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena ^
05/16 Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for Performing Arts ^
05/17 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore ^
05/19 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater ^
05/20 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater #^
05/21 Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre ^
05/23 Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium ^
05/24 George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
06/23 Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival
07/19-21 Dublin, IE @ Longitude Festival
08/02-03 Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music Festival
08/04 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/09 Squamish, BC @ Squamish Music Festival
* = w/ Tanlines
^ = w/ Haim
# = w/ Of Monsters and Men