Kurt Vile announces first UK and European tour dates with The Violators in nearly two years

Posted on 24 April 2018
By Khyle Deen
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Kurt Vile, one of rock’s most captivating frontmen, guitarists, and songwriters, has announced a run of Autumn tour dates with The Violators (Rob Laakso, Kyle Spence, and Jesse Trbovich), their first UK and European shows in nearly two years.

Kicking off October 12th, the tour runs through mainland Europe before arriving at major UK cities, including two consecutive nights at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on November 6th and 7th. The full list of dates can be found below. Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 27th at 10am (BST) / 11am (CEST).

Kurt Vile has released seven universally celebrated albums, most recently the Courtney Barnett collaboration LP Lotta Sea Lice. He has been seen and heard across the late-night TV circuit (Colbert, Letterman, Conan, etc), from the Park Stage in Glastonbury, in session for Lauren Laverne and Mike Riley at BBC 6 Music, as an animated singing squirrel on HBO’s Animals, as a roadie on Portlandia, and as an answer on Jeopardy.

He has collaborated with artists including Courtney Barnett, J Mascis, Kim Gordon, Hope Sandoval, John Prine, John Cale, Warpaint and Cyndi Lauper, and has toured the world several times over. With hundreds of thousands of records sold and a day named in his honour in Philadelphia, Kurt Vile’s 2018 promises a boundless ascendancy in the next leg of his beloved and storied career.

Tour Dates:

12/10 Grünspan – Hamburg, Denmark
13/10 Pustervik – Gothenburg, Sweden
14/10 Rockefeller – Oslo, Norway
15/10 Bern – Stockholm, Sweden
16/10 Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark
18/10 Huxleys – Berlin, Germany
19/10 Technikum – Munich, Germany
20/10 X-Tra – Zurich, Switzerland
21/10 Epicerie Moderne – Lyon, France
22/10 Apolo – Barcelona, Spain
23/10 Teatro Barceló – Madrid, Spain
25/10 Lisboa Ao Vivo – Lisbon, Spain
26/10 Hard Club – Porto, Portugal
28/10 Theatre Barbey – Bordeaux, France
29/10 La Cigalle – Paris, France
30/10 Autumn Falls @ AB – Brussels, Belgium

01/11 Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
02/11 Kantine – Köln, Germany
05/11 Concorde 2 – Brighton, UK
06/11 O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK* (*ticketmaster.co.uk)
07/11 O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK* (*ticketmaster.co.uk)
08/11 St Philips Gate – Bristol, UK
09/11 The Crossing – Birmingham, UK
10/11 Albert Hall – Manchester, UK
11/11 O2 Academy – Leeds, UK* (*ticketmaster.co.uk)
13/11 O2 ABC – Glasgow, UK* (*ticketmaster.co.uk)
14/11 Vicar Street – Dublin, Ireland