Kurt Vile returns with new song ‘Loading Zones’

Kurt Vile has shared a video for ‘Loading Zones’, the first new music to surface from him since 2015.

The video, directed by Drew Saracco, is a paean to his native City of Brotherly Love, and a tribute to the song’s lyrics, themselves an account of Vile’s peculiar parking strategy. “I PARK FOR FREE!” Vile proclaims, as he goes about his day moving his car from one loading zone to another, narrowly avoiding parking tickets in Philadelphia.

Vile will also hit the road this fall on an extensive global tour, with support from The Violators, where fans can expect a further taste of new music in addition to the band’s iconic catalogue. Commencing October 12 in Hamburg, Germany, the tour runs through mainland Europe, before arriving in major UK cities, including two consecutive nights at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on November 6 and 7. For the North American leg, which kicks off November 24 in Boston, the band have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 per ticket sold will go to support the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) work defending and protecting individual rights and liberties.

The full list of dates can be found below. Track of the Day:

our Dates:
12/10 – Hamburg, Germany – Grünspan ^
13/10 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik ^
14/10 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller #
15/10 – Stockholm, Sweden – Bern #
16/10 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega #
18/10 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys #
19/10 – Munich, Germany – Muffathalle #
20/10 – Zurich, Switzerland – X-Tra #
21/10 – Lyon, France – Epicerie Moderne #
22/10 – Barcelona, Spain – Apolo #
23/10 – Madrid, Spain – Teatro Barceló #
25/10 – Lisbon, Spain – Lisboa Ao Vivo #
26/10 – Porto, Portugal – Hard Club #
27/10 – Bilbao, Spain – BIME Festival #
28/10 – Bordeaux, France – Theatre Barbey #
29/10 – Paris, France – La Cigale #
30/10 – Brussels, Belgium – Autumn Falls @ AB #
1/11 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso #
2/11 – Köln, Germany – Kantine #
3/11 – Groningen, Netherlands – Take Root Festival
5/11 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2 #
6/11 – London, UK – Shepherd’s Bush Empire #
7/11 – London, UK – Shepherd’s Bush Empire #
8/11 – Bristol, UK – St Philips Gate #
9/11 – Birmingham, UK – The Crossing #
10/11 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall #
11/11 – Leeds, UK – 02 Academy #
13/11 – Glasgow, UK – 02 ABC #
14/11 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street #
15/11 – Belfast, UK – The Limelight #
24/11 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
28/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel *
30/11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
3/12 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse *
5/12 – Oklahoma City, OK – Jones Assembly *
6/12 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater *
7/12 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall *
9/12 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park *
11/12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *
12/12 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre *
14/12 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom *
15/12 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre *
16/12 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom *
19/12 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
20/12 – Madison, WI – Sylvee *
21/12 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall *
22/12 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre *
18-20/4 – Tyagarah, Australia – Byron Bay Bluesfest

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