Vampire Weekend Returns For A Sold Out Show In San Diego

After six years of anticipation, indie rock band Vampire Weekend came back to San Diego, selling out Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater at SDSU on October 3, 2019, with direct support from Soccer Mommy. Vampire Weekend is wrapping up their five month long Father of the Bride North American tour, making San Diego the last California stop. The band released their fourth full length album in May of this year, with 2013 being the last time they put out any new music. Making up for their absence, the band had a 28 song setlist, covering songs from each album for new and old fans to enjoy.

Fans gathered in on this perfect fall evening for a well deserved packed house. There aren’t too many bands that sound exactly like they do on their albums during a live performance, but make no mistake, Vampire Weekend does just that. Frontman Ezra Koenig delivered immaculate vocals from beginning to end, starting the night with “White Sky”. The seven-piece band, including two different sets of drums, came together seamlessly to create the vibe you’d expect when attending one of their shows. Vampire Weekend included popular new songs into the set like “Harmony Hall” and “Bambina” that have memorable and melodic sounds. During “Sunflower”, newly added member Brian Robert Jones showed off his talent by giving an epic guitar solo that really had the crowd going. The band also gave San Diego something to remember when they preformed “Taxi Cab”, a song they haven’t played live in nine years. Keeping the energy high for the entire two and a half hour set, Vampire Weekend included other fan favorites like “A-Punk” and “Diplomat’s Son”.

Wrapping up the night with “Flower Moon” as an encore, Koenig made sure to give beloved fans a full experience by taking four song requests. Songs included  a cover of “ Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Crowded House, “Hannah Hunt”, “Ottoman”, and “Campus”. The band played one last song “Walcott” to end the evening with a bang. Despite the band not returning to San Diego in years, fans showed their dedication by singing all the words the entire night, even to songs from the new album. Overall it was a pleasurable experience that definitely made up for lost time.

Setlist:

  1. White Sky
  2. Unbelievers
  3. Bambina
  4. Kwassa
  5. How Long?
  6. Everlasting Arms
  7. I Stand Corrected
  8. Sympathy
  9. Holiday
  10. Unbearably White
  11. Step
  12. Taxi Cab
  13. Sunflower
  14. This Life
  15. Diplomat’s Son
  16. Harmony Hall
  17. Diane Young
  18. Cousins
  19. A-Punk
  20. 2021
  21. California English
  22. I Think Ur A Contra

Encore:

  1. Flower Moon
  2. Don’t Dream It’s Over (Crowded House cover)
  3. Hannah Hunt
  4. Ottoman
  5. Campus
  6. Walcott

 

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