Viet Cong Announce East Coast Tour Dates

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The Calgary-based band is playing all over the damn place including The Capital on September 15.

vc2(Killbeat) Recently long-listed for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize, Viet Cong haven’t stayed still since their critically acclaimed debut self-titled album was released earlier this year. A broken hand couldn’t even stop a commanding and powerful run of SXSW shows and since then Viet Cong have toured extensively, selling out venues around the world and proving time and time again why they are one of the most exciting bands to emerge in 2015.

Today Viet Cong is announcing more dates as part of its endless world tour which already includes stops at Pitchfork Festival, WayHome Fest, Green Man, ATP  and many more. Now they are adding a string of shows in Eastern Canada including Pop Montreal —bringing along Toronto band Greys— and a run from Vancouver to San Francisco to that list. All tour dates can be found below.

Additionally, they are announcing a new role – as curators of Sonic City Festival 2015 in De Kreun, Belgium. Taking over the reins after previous curators Liars, Deerhoof, Dälek, SUUNS, Beak> and James Holden, Viet Cong are selecting this year’s lineup – the first wave of which includes  Chelsae Wolfe, Metz, Lightning Bolt, Suuns + Jerusalem In My Heart, Protomartyr and Shabazz Palaces.

Since Viet Cong’s release back in January music fans and critics have been hailing the album as one of the most important records in recent years. It’s also been making its way onto various mid-year Best Of 2015 lists, like  Gorilla vs Bear, Drowned in Sound, and  Stereogum who writes “This is a tense record, but all of its unease is pulled taught by Viet Cong’s meticulously-ordered, audacious arrangements. They envelop you.” Spin included the album in their coverage telling saying “Considering the record’s ambitious, desolate scope, maybe Viet Cong tried to write the last post-punk album – and it would be okay if that turned out to be the case?”

Viet Cong 2015 Tour

Fri, Jul 17  ::  Quebec City, QC  ::  Festival d’été Quebec

Sun, Jul 19  ::  Chicago, IL  ::  Pitchfork Music Festival 2015

Tue, Jul 21  ::  Cincinnati, OH  ::  The Woodward Theatre

Wed, Jul 22  ::  Columbus, OH  ::  The Basement

Thu, Jul 23  ::  Buffalo, NY  ::  Studio @ Waiting Room

Fri, Jul 24  ::  Oro-Medonte, ON  ::  WayHome Music and Arts 2015

Sun, Jul 26  ::  Detroit, MI  ::  Mo Pop

Fri, Jul 31  ::  Montreal, QC  ::  Osheaga Music and Arts festival

Sat, Aug 1  ::  Portland, OR  ::  Pickathon

Wed, Aug 12  ::  Oslo, NO  ::  John Dee

Thu, Aug 13  ::  Gotenborg, SE  ::  Way Out West Festival 2015

Fri, Aug 14  ::  Haldern, DE  ::  Haldern Pop

Sat, Aug 15  ::  Hamburg, DE  ::  MS Artville Manifest

Sun, Aug 16  ::  St Malo, FR  ::  La Route du Rock

Wed, Aug 19  ::  London, UK  ::  Scala

Thu, Aug 20  ::  Krakow, PL  ::  Krakow Live

Fri, Aug 21  ::  Brecon Beacons, UK  ::  Green Man Festival

Sat, Aug 22  ::  Hasselt, BE  ::  Pukkelpop Festival

Sun, Aug 23  ::  Biddinghuizen, NL  ::  Lowlands Festival

Tue, Aug 25  ::  Luxemburg, LU  ::  Exit07

Thu, Aug 27  ::  Prague, CZ  ::  NoD

Fri, Aug 28  ::  Budapest, HU  ::  A38

Sat, Aug 29  ::  Zagreb, HR  ::  Mocvara Club

Sun, Aug 30  ::  Ljubljana, SI  ::  Gala Hala

Mon, Aug 31  ::  Vienna, AT  ::  Chelsea

Wed, Sep 2  ::  Athens, GR  ::  Six D.O.G.S.

Fri, Sep 4  ::  La Batie, CH  ::  Geneva

Sun, Sep 6  ::  Dublin, IRL  ::  Electric Picnic

Fri, Sep 11  ::  Hudson, NY  ::  Basillica Soundscape

Sat, Sep 12  ::  Hamilton, ON  ::  Supercrawl

Mon, Sep 14  ::  Quebec, QC  ::  Le Cercle  ::  with Greys

Tue, Sep 15  ::  Fredericton, NB  ::  Capital Bar  ::  with Greys

Wed, Sep 16  ::  Halifax, NS  ::  Gus’ Pub  ::  with Greys

Thu, Sep 17  ::  Portland, ME  ::  SPACE Gallery  ::  with Greys

Fri, Sep 18  ::  Montreal, QC  ::  Theatre Fairmount  ::  with Greys

Sun, Sep 20  ::  Kingston, ON  ::  Mansion  ::  with Greys

Wed, Sep 23  ::  Milwaukee, WI  ::  Cactus Club  ::  with Greys

Thu, Sep 24  ::  Minneapolis, MI  ::  7th Street Entry  ::  with Greys

Sun, Sep 27  ::  Fargo ND  ::  The Aquarium

Wed, Oct 14  ::  Vancouver, BC  ::  Cobalt

Thur Oct 15  ::  Vancouver, BC  ::  Cobalt

Fri, Oct 16  ::  Seattle, WA  ::  Neumos

Sun, Oct 18  ::  San Francisco, CA  ::  Treasure Island Festival

Tue, Oct 20  ::  Portland, OR  ::  Doug Fir Lounge

Fri, Nov 6 – Sun, Nov 8  ::  Austin, TX  ::  Fun Fun Fun Fest

Thu, Nov 19  ::  Groningen, NE  ::  Vera

Fri, Nov 20  ::  Utrecht, NE  ::  Le Guess Who

Sat, Nov 21 + Sun Nov 22  ::  Kortrijk, BE  ::  Sonic City

Mon, Nov 23  ::  Caen FR  ::  Le Cargo

Tue, Nov 24  ::  Rouen, FR  ::  106

Wed, Nov 25  ::  Ramsgate, UK  ::  Ramsgate Music Hall

Fri, Nov 27 + Sat Nov 28  ::  Pontins, Wales  ::  All Tomorrow’s Parties

 

 

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