Official Lyrics Video

As Vampire Weekend gear up for the release of their highly anticipated third studio album Modern Vampires of the City, the band have unveiled a lyrical video for brand new track “Ya Hey,” directed by Greg Brunkalla.

Check out the video here:

Already hailed in a 4.5 star Rolling Stone lead review raving “dark but beautiful… Vampire Weekend have gotten better at just about everything they do… pushing into awesome new directions,” Modern Vampires of the City is scheduled for release May 14 on XL Recordings. The new album is the band’s first full length collection of new material since its gold-certified sophomore album Contra, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart upon its 2010 release.

Vampire Weekend has also confirmed its return to Saturday Night Live: The band will play NBC’s hallowed Studio 8H for the third time on May 11, with host Kristen Wiig.


On Tour

May 2nd, 2013 – The Troxy, London

May 15th, 2013 – Agganis Arena, Boston

May 16th, 2013 – Sony Center for the Performing Arts, Toronto

May 17th, 2013 – The Fillmore, Detroit

May 20th, 2013 – Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison

May 21st, 2013 – Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City

May 23rd, 2013 – Keller Auditorium, Portland

May 24th, 2013 – Sasquatch Music Festival, George

May 29th, 2013 – Casino De Paris, Paris

June 23rd, 2013 – Firefly Festival, Dover

June 26th – 30th – Glastonbury Festival, Pilton

June 28th, 2013 – Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth

June 29th, 2013 – O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth

July 4th – 7th – Rock Werchter, Werchter

July 6th, 2013 – Olympic Park, London

July 7th, 2013 – De Werald Draait Buiten, Amsterdam

July 9th, 2013 – Poupet Festival, Cholet

July 12th, 2013 – Optimus Alive, Lisbon

July 13th, 2013 – BBK Live, Bilbao

July 14th, 2013 – Musalic Festival, Aix-les-Bains

July 19th, 2013 – Gentlemen of the Road Lewes Stopover, Lewes

July 20th, 2013 – Longitude Festival, Dublin

August 4th, 2013 – Lollapalooza, Chicago

August 9th, 2013 – Squamish Music Festival, Squamish

August 11th, 2013 -Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco

September 20th, 2013 – Barclays Center, Brooklyn

September 28th, 2013 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

October 8th, 2013 – Midland Theater, Kansas City