Kurt Vile announces massive world tour with the Violators

Vile will be joined by his backing band the Violators. Accompanying him on the final leg of North American dates is LA-based folk artist Jessica Pratt.


                            Kurt Vile announces massive world tour with the Violators

Kurt Vile has just announced a massive, sprawling world tour, Pitchfork reports. Accompanying the former The War on Drugs guitarist on his trek around the globe will be Vile's backing band The Violaters, comprising Rob Laakso, Kyle Spence, and Jesse Trbovich. 

Adding to their summer schedule which is set to wrap up in July, Vile and The Violators have plotted a world tour that stretches from October to December. The international dates include stops in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, the U.K. and Ireland and will be followed by a final leg of North American dates. Accompanying Vile on the North American trek is LA-based folk artist Jessica Pratt.



The North American trek kicks off on November 24 in Boston, MA, and crisscrosses through New York, Washington D.C., Georgia, Oklahoma and Texas before hitting the West Coast and finally wrapping up at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL, on December 22. Find the full schedule of dates below. As Vile mentioned on his official Twitter page, he will be partnering with the charity organization Plus1 (who famously organized Arcade Fire's $1 per ticket gig in support of Haiti) and $1 from each ticket sale will go to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Although Vile will be touring in support of his solo material, his most recent project was the highly-acclaimed 2017 collaborative LP with Courtney Barnett, 'Lotta Sea Lice'. Meanwhile, his last solo album came in the form of 2015's 'b'lieve I'm goin down...'

Kurt Vile and The Violateors 2018 Tour Dates:

July 10 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre
July 11 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle


July 12 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
July 13 - Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Music & Arts Festival
July 14 - Chattanooga, TN @ Signal
July 15 - Knoxville, TN @ Mill & Mine
July 17 - Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
October 12 - Hamburg, Denmark @ Grünspan
October 13 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pustervik
October 14 - Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
October 15 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Bern
October 16 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
October 18 - Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys
October 19 - Munich, Germany @ Technikum
October 20 - Zurich, Switzerland @ X-Tra
October 21 - Lyon, France @ Epicerie Moderne
October 22 - Barcelona, Spain @ Apolo
October 23 - Madrid, Spain @ Teatro Barceló
October 25 - Lisbon, Spain @ Lisboa Ao Vivo
October 26 - Porto, Portugal @ Hard Club


October 27 - Bilbao, Spain @ BIME Festival
October 28 - Bordeaux, France @ Theatre Barbey
October 29 - Paris, France @ La Cigale
October 30 - Brussels, Belgium - Autumn Falls @ AB
November 1 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
November 2 - Köln, Germany @ Kantine
November 5 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
November 6 - London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
November 7 - London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
November 8 - Bristol, UK @ St Philips Gate
November 9 - Birmingham, UK @ The Crossing
November 10 - Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
November 11 - Leeds, UK @ 02 Academy
November 13 - Glasgow, UK @ 02 ABC
November 14 - Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
November 15 - Belfast, UK @ The Limelight
November 24 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
November 28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel *
November 30 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
December 3 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse *
December 5 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Jones Assembly *
December 6 - Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater *
December 7 - Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall *
December 9 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park *
December 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *
December 12 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre *
December 14 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom *
December 15 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre *
December 16 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *
December 19 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
December 20 - Madison, WI @ Sylvee *
December 21 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall *
December 22 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre *

* - with Jessica Pratt