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Philadelphia declares August 28th as “Kurt Vile Day”

on June 06, 2013, 2:39pm

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For years, Kurt Vile has been dutifully reppin’ his hometown of Philadelphia. Later this Summer, the City of Brotherly Love will finally return the favor by giving the Violator his own day.

According to Matador Records, August 28th has just been officially been dubbed “Kurt Vile Day” in Philadelphia. During said celebration, he will be presented with the Liberty Bell Award — “the highest honor the City can bestow upon one of its citizens” — then give a free solo performance in City Hall Courtyard.

This news comes hand-in-hand with Vile’s latest video for Wakin On A Pretty Daze track “KV Crimes”, where the celebrations seem to have already begun. He receives the royal treatment: a bejeweled crown, a cushy throne, and his very own Philly parade. The King is even served food and drink from the almighty Wawa convenience store! Watch the Tom Scharpling-directed visuals below.

Catch His Majesty on his extensive summer tour.

Kurt Vile 2013 Tour Dates:
06/06 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
06/07 – Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9
06/08 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
06/13-15 – Hultsfred, SE @ Hultsfred Festival
06/17 – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar
06/18 – Vienna, AT @ WUK
06/19 – Ljubljana, SL @ Ljubljana Castle
06/20 – Zagreb, CR @ Tvornica Kultiure
06/21 – Maeth, IE @ Body & Soul Festival
06/22-23 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
06/29 – New York, NY @ 4 Knots Festival
07/05 – Laval, QC @ Centre De La Nature
07/07 – Toronto, ON @ Toronto Urban Roots Festival
07/09 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
07/10 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
07/11 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
07/12 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
07/13 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Music Festival
07/14 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
07/15 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
07/17 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
07/18 – Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
07/19 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre
07/20 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
07/27 – Edmonton, AB @ Interstellar Rodeo
07/28 – Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Music Festival
08/02–04 –  Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon Music Festival
08/05 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
08/06 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
08/09–11 San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival
08/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
08/15 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Cafe
08/16 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
08/17 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
08/19 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
08/20 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
08/23 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
08/24 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
08/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
08/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ City Courtyard
09/05-07 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
10/12 – Mexico City, MX @ Cornoa Capitol
12/11 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
12/13 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
12/14 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
12/15 – Glasgow, UK @ The Arches
12/16 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
12/17 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2

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