Watch: Kurt Vile announces tour, gets sacked by Eagles’ Connor Barwin
Philly indie rocker Kurt Vile will continue touring in support of b’lieve i’m goin’ down in early 2017, and he has enlisted the help of Eagles defensive end Connor Barwin to tell you about it.
Philly indie rocker Kurt Vile will continue touring in support of b'lieve i'm goin' down in early 2017, and he has enlisted the help of Eagles defensive end Connor Barwin to tell you about it.
The "Pretty Pimpin'" singer will tour through mid-March, hitting spots from the US to Australia, including a New Year's Eve show at the Fillmore right here in Philly. Tickets for the WXPN-presented show, which features openers Woods and Nathan Bowles, are on sale now, and run $35 each.
To promote that show, Vile filmed an exceedingly goofy clip with the Eagles' Barwin, who Pitchfork called "the NFL's biggest indie rock fan" earlier this year. In it, Vile, who calls himself "Philly's constant hitmaker," joins Barwin (and his own brother, Paul "Jelloman" Vile) to promote both his show and the Eagles' game against the Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field on Jan. 1.
"Cause everyone knows, there's nothing in my hometown that I love more than music and sports," Vile says before being sacked and carried off by Barwin as Brother Vile cartwheels away to end the video. For posterity's sake, here is a GIF of that glorious moment:
As Barwin told Pitchfork earlier this year, Vile has "no interest in the Eagles, which is hilarious."
Previously, the pair worked together in 2014 for a charity show at Union Transfer featuring Vile put on by Barwin's Make the World Better Foundation.
Vile's tour dates are below:
12/13 - Dallas, TX - Trees
12/14 - Austin, TX - Moody Theater
12/28 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
12/29 - Boston, MA - Royale
12/30 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
12/31 - Philadelphia, PA - Fillmore Philadelphia
01/26 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
01/27 - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom
01/28 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
01/29 - Charleston, SC - The Music Farm
01/30 - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
01/31 - Orlando, FL - The Social
02/01 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor
02/04 - Mexico City, Mexico - El Plaza Condesa
02/04-08 - Mérida, Mexico- My Morning Jacket's One Big Holiday 2017
02/27 - Perth, Australia - Perth Festival 2017
02/28 - Perth, Australia - Perth International Arts Festival 2017
03/03 - Sydney, Australia - Taronga Zoo
03/04 - Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne Zoo
03/09 - Brisbane, Australia - Queensland Performing Arts Centre Concert Hall
03/10-12 - Golconda, Australia - A Festival Called Panama 2017
03/11-13 - Meredith, Australia - Golden Plains Festival 2017