Published May 17, 2010If you spent the first part of 2010 living under a rock and are looking to catch up on what you missed, here's your chance: Vampire Weekend (pictured), Beach House and Dum Dum Girls are teaming up for a high-profile tour at the end of the summer. If you're a fan of Afrobeat, soporific dream pop or scuzzy girl group rock, this is a can't-miss.
Although the jaunt is only 13 dates long, it includes three Canadian shows: the outing will begin in Vancouver with later stops in Montreal and Toronto. Interestingly, Montreal is one of only two shows without Beach House on the bill. (Los Angeles is the other.)
Prior to teaming up with their fellow indie rock heavyweights, all three bands will be embarking on spring/summer tours of their own. See Vampire Weekend's dates here, Beach House's here and Dum Dum Girls' here.
Their collaborative shows are listed below; all three acts are on the bill unless otherwise noted.
8/28 Vancouver, British Columbia - Malkin Bowl
8/29 Redmond, WA - Marymoor Amphitheater
8/31 Troutdale, OR - Edgefield Amphitheater
9/3 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater
9/5 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
9/7 Toronto, Ontario - Molson Canadian Amphitheater
9/8 Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis Theater *
9/11 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
9/12 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
9/15 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
9/16 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
9/17 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
9/26 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl *#
* without Beach House
# with the Very Best