Vampire Weekend, Bonnaroo 2008 – photo by Kevin Yatarola

Vampire Weekend
has confirmed a series of West Coast shows in advance of its new album Contra . In addition, the group has made a song from the new album, “Horchata,” available for free download on its homepage. The band has asked fans to pay close attention to the band’s website, as there will be daily announcements about impromptu events taking place during the California tour. Contra will be released in the US on January 12th, 2010 via XL Recordings.

Vampire Weekend’s upcoming shows:

October 6 Montreal, QC—Le National
October 8 Toronto, ON—Horseshoe Tavern
October 15 London, UK—King’s College
October 22 Paris, FR—Nouveau Casino
November 2 Long Beach, CA—The Art Theater
November 5 Pioneertown, CA—Pappy and Harriet’s
November 7 Lafayette, CA—Town Hall Theatre
November 8 Santa Cruz, CA—Catalyst
November 9 Visalia, CA—The Cellar Door
November 10 San Luis Obispo, CA—Downtown Brew
November 12 Bakersfield, CA—Chencho’s
November 14 Lomita, CA—VFW Hall
November 17 Tokyo, JAP—Tokyo Unit
November 21 Sydney, AUS—Oxford Art Factory