Today, acclaimed musician, songwriter and producer Kurt Vile and his band The Violators announces a headline tour of the UK and Europe, including an appearance at Black Deer Festival and London’s legendary Koko on Monday 12th June. The Koko show is Vile’s first headline show in London since 2019 and follows the release of his critically acclaimed ninth album (watch my moves) released on Verve Records last year.
The tour will take in eight UK cities, including Manchester and Glasgow before Vile and The Violators head into Europe for a run of shows and festivals.
(watch my moves) was named an album of the year by Uncut, MOJO and The Observer, who described the 15 track collection as “gently psychedelic tunes meandering to just the right places, where Vile’s preternatural serenity felt like a balm.”
Produced by Vile himself with Rob Schnapf, the album features special guests Chastity Belt, Cate Le Bon and percussionists Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint, Courtney Barnett) and Sarah Jones (Hot Chip, Harry Styles). (watch my moves) featured the singles ‘Like Exploding Stones’, ‘Hey Like A Child‘, ‘Mount Airy Hill‘ and ‘Flyin’ (like a fast train’).
Tickets go on sale 3rd March at 10am GMT.
Kurt Vile & The Violators play
*with King Hannah
11th – Best Kept Secret, HILVARENBEEK, NL
12th – Koko, LONDON, UK*
15th – SWX, BRISTOL, UK*
16th – Black Deer Festival, KENT, UK
18th – Body & Soul Festival, WESTMEATH, IE
19th – New Century, MANCHESTER, UK*
20th – Boiler Shop, NEWCASTLE, UK*
21st – Queens Hall, EDINBURGH, UK*
22nd – The Level, NOTTINGHAM, UK*
23rd – O2 Institute, BIRMINGHAM, UK*
25th – Chalk, BRIGHTON, UK*
26th – Le Grand Mix, TOURCOING, FR
27th – Karlstorbahnhof, HEIDELBERG, DE
28th – Muffathelle, MUNICH, DE
30th – Spazio 211 Open Air, TURIN, IE
1st – Off Tune Festival, PRATO, IT
2nd – Ferrera Comfort Festival, FERRARA, IT
3rd – Kino Siska, LJUBLJANA, Slovenia
5th – Rote Fabrik, ZURICH, CH
7th – Pointu Festival, ILE DU GAOU/ SIX-FOURS, FR
9th – Cactusfestival, BRUGGE, NL
10th – Live at Amsterdamse Bos, AMSTERDAM, NL