Meet Our New Publishing Overlords: Vampire Weekend

'Modern Vampires' to wield Oxford comma prowess over 'Metro'

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Vampire Weekend almomst have the disheveled editor look down Photo by Alex John Beck
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Dan Reilly

Having topped the charts in one industry where it's growing increasingly difficult to make any money, Vampire Weekend have their sights set on another line of unsteady work: Newspaper publishing.

Ezra Koenig and co. have signed on as special assistant editors for the September 12 issues of the Metro daily papers that serve New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. The quartet will work alongside the pros to cover certain subject matter that they deem fit for print, as well as providing a special section dedicated to the food of New York.

The one-day stint comes just a week before the band kicks off a world tour behind Modern Vampires in the City. So remember, if you're a VW fan, tomorrow is not the day to ignore that guy trying to hand out the free papers during your morning public transit commute. Full Vampire Weekend tour dates are below.

Vampire Weekend tour dates:

September 14 - Madrid, Spain @ DCODE Fest
September 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann Centre
September 20 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
September 21 - Columbia, MD @ Virgin Mobile FreeFest
September 23 - Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheater
September 24 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
September 25 - Fayetteville, AR @ Arkansas Music Pavilion
September 27 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
September 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
September 30 - San Diego, CA @ Open Air Theatre
October 01 - Tuscon, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
October 02 - Albuquerque, NM @ Kiva Auditorium
October 04 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
October 05 - Tulsa, OK @ The Brady Theater
October 07 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
October 08 - Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
October 10 - Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
October 11 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
October 13 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Corona Capital Music
October 26-27 - Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival
November 07 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Annexet
November 08 - Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum Arena ANS
November 10 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falkoner Theatre
November 12 - Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham NIA
November 13 - London, UK @ O2 Arena
November 15 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Glasgow Hydro
November 16 - Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena
November 17 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
November 19 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Heineken Music Hall
November 20 - Brussels, Belgium @ Cirque Royale
November 21 - Paris, France @ Zenith
December 01 - Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
December 30 - Marion Bay, Australia @ The Falls Music & Arts Festival
December 31 - Lorne, Australia @ The Falls Music & Arts Festival
January 1 - Byron Bay, Australia @ The Falls Music & Arts Festival
January 3 - Busselton, Australia @ Southbound Festival

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