Vampire Weekend announced on Twitter today (April 26) that are scheduled to appear as musical guests on Saturday Night Live‘s May 11 broadcast. Former SNL castmember (and Bridesmaids star) Kristen Wiig will host the episode. The following week, Kanye West will take the stage at Studio 8H to perform during the late-night sketch show’s season finale; Ben Affleck will handle hosting duties for that broadcast.
Vampire Weekend’s trip to the late-night show should be a treat who can’t make it to the band’s April 28 concert, live-streaming from New York’s Roseland Ballroom and directed by actor Steve Buscemi. The VW boys have teased the show with a series of video shorts, also starring the Boardwalk Empire actor. We’ve seen them go bowling and hand out flyers, and attend NYC’s Easter Parade. And in two more clips released today, the Modern Vampires of the City paint eggs and get snubbed by Grimes (a.k.a. Claire Boucher). Enjoy both here.