Concert Review: Vampire Weekend (Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre)

Vampire Weekend have been touring since 2007 yet somehow they've never managed to play Charlotte, NC in those twelve years. Thankfully...


Vampire Weekend have been touring since 2007 yet somehow they've never managed to play Charlotte, NC in those twelve years. Thankfully, they put that drought to an end by bringing their Father Of The Bride Tour to the Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre on Saturday night. And you know what? It was worth the wait.



The show was bananas! The set was phenomenal and saw Vampire Weekend perform all their major hits for the casual fan, but they also dug deep in the vault (their performance of "California Sun" was the first since 2014) for the diehards. Singer Ezra Koenig sounded great and his in-sync playing with touring guitarist Brian Robert Jones was amazing. The band played right up to curfew and even took a few requests toward the end. Inside tip for future concertgoers: Ezra takes requests from folks wearing bucket hats.



Show highlights:
  • A beautiful cover of Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over"
  • An outstanding six-song stretch that started with "Hold You Now," finished with "Oxford Comma," and saw the band tackle "Harmony Hall," "Diane Young," "Cousins," and "A-Punk" in between
  • Touring keyboardist Greta Morgan killing it on Danielle Haim's part on "Hold You Now"
  • Being the first crowd ever to hear them cover The Doors' "Peace Frog"
  • Pretty much the entire show!



And oh yeah... Did we mention the show was bananas?



Vampire Weekend Setlist Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC, USA 2019, Father of the Bride



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  1. I agree....the show was bananas! I LOVE they covered Peace Frog! Awesome show!

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