Kurt Vile – The 2014 Tour
The most original thing to hit alternative pop is back, bringing a long list of
lo-fi indie hits back to a stage near you. Don't miss Kurt Vile when he tours at a premier West Coast venue, including Sacramento
and Los Angeles, CA. Don't see a location near you? Don't worry! Kurt Vile is constantly adding new and exciting tour dates,
undoubtedly in a location close to home, so keep checking back. Stay up to date on all of Kurt Vile's latest tour information
right here on StubHub.com.
Whether he's bringing his original take on indie pop to Sacramento's achingly hip TBD Fest
on Riverfront Street, or gracing the lineup of Red Bull's 30 Days in LA's hotly anticipated extravaganza, Kurt Vile puts on
a show that you most definitely will not want to miss. Don't let the opportunity to see one of the most innovative figures
in this generation of alternative indie pop live and in the flesh – get your tickets today!
This Philadelphia native would already be recording by the age of 14 – albeit by himself in his own home
– soon after his father shared his love for bluegrass by buying the young Kurt a banjo. Three years later he was regularly
pumping out self-released cassettes and CD-Rs of his recordings from home.
After a short stay in Boston, Vile would
return to Philadelphia in 2003 and would begin working with guitarist and singer Adam Granduciel. This collaboration would
be the beginning of the critically acclaimed band The War on Drugs. Granduciel and Vile would gradually acquire more members,
release more albums, tour for bigger audiences, and garner rave reviews. By 2008, Vile would be dividing his efforts between
the band and his solo work. The War on Drugs' breakthrough album Wagonwheel Blues would be released at the same time as Vile's
Constant Hitmaker. Vile was more interested in his solo work, and so decided to leave The War on Drugs before their growing
success encroached on his own career.
Vile and The War on Drugs would part on amicable terms, and Vile would occasionally
borrow members of the band to back up his own shows. On his own, Vile would begin to release a series of albums that garnered
ever more enthusiastic reviews. A 2009 re-release of Constant Hitmaker would be followed by a collection of Vile's CD-R tracks
and EP releases entitled God Is Saying This to You... Childish Prodigy would see the replacement of drum machines and lo-fi
sound with live instrumentation that drew from Vile's Drag City inspiration, Dinosaur Jr.'s guitar tone sorcery, and Bruce
Springsteen's working class blues.
Vile would get a deal with Matador in 2011 for his fourth album, Smoke Ring for My
Halo. Hardly content to rest on his laurels, Vile released the EP So Outta Reach soon after, made a guest appearance on The
War on Drugs' album Slave Ambient, and toured relentlessly on the wave of his success. His 2013 release Walkin on a Pretty
Daze would see a rise in production and polish. Shortly afterwards, a 10" vinyl-only EP of Vile's turn-of-the-millennium collaborations
with Sore Eros would find its way into record stores.
Starting with a re-release of Constant
Hitmaker in 2009 on the taste-maker label Woodsist, Kurt Vile would earn critical acclaim. God Is Saying This to You... and
Childish Prodigy would only grow Vile's fan base, and in 2011 Vile's fourth studio album Smoke Ring for My Halo would chart
on Billboard and earn rave reviews across the board. 2013's Walkin on a Pretty Daze would take Vile even higher, peaking at
number eight on the Top Independent Albums and Top Modern Rock/Alternative Albums charts, and at number forty-seven on the
Kurt Vile's first original tune, written in his teens, was an instrumentally accomplished
but lyrically facetious song entitled "You Made All My Hair Fall Out." The words were stolen from a cartoon describing a back
story of why Lex Luthor despised Superman in which the two were on good terms until a giant rock of kryptonite fell, causing
Lex Luthor's hair to fall out and destroying the friendship.
The Kurt Vile Concert Experience
for black-framed glasses and skinny jeans – going to a Kurt Vile show will boost your indie cred by a factor of ten.
After over a decade of recording, producing, and performing experience, Kurt Vile is back again bringing his huge catalog
of lo-fi pop, indie, and alternative hits directly to your ears. Whether he's playing his newest high-production tracks off
Walkin on a Pretty Daze or treating the audience to his first dreamy, brittle tunes featured on God Is Saying This to You...,
Kurt Vile puts on an alt pop show that you do not want to miss. Be a part of the coolest thing you'll hear all year.