Vampire Weekend's Spring Tour Sorely Missing African Dates

Yesterday we mentioned that Vampire Weekend were to start streaming its latest album, Contra, online today via the KCRW website, almost exclusively to 40 year-old white women. (You can also stream the album on their own MySpace page.) Contra's out Tuesday, January 12.

Given that they have an album coming out shortly, it follows that the band would be planning on hitting the club circuit to demonstrate their musical chops live. True to form, they have announced a tour that will take them from New York and Los Angeles to the UK and Europe before touching back down in the US for a full-on tour of the entire country. No dates have been booked in any 0f the African or Latin American countries whose sounds the young men of Vampy Weeks find some much inspiration. That's not so much ammunition for haters as it is a suggestion. We happen to think the appropriation argument's awfully 2007. But this is a historic opportunity! Give back, dudes! World Cup-inspired tour dates!

Vampy Weeks tour dates are as follows:
01.12.10 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater
01.17.10 New York, NY @ United Palace Theater
01.18.10 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
01.19.10 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
02.05.10 Bexhill, England @ De La Warr
02.07.10 Cambridge, England @ Corn Exchange
02.08.10 Manchester, England @ Manchester Apollo
02.09.10 Leeds, England @ Leeds O2 Academy
02.10.10 Birmingham, England @ Birmingham O2 Academy
02.12.10 Newcastle, England @ Newcastle O2 Academy
02.13.10 Glasgow, Scotland @ Barrowlands
02.14.10 Edinburgh, Scotland @ Edinburgh Picture House
02.16.10 London, England @ Brixton O2 Academy
02.17.10 London, England @ Brixton O2 Academy
02.19.10 Berlin, Germany @ Astra
02.20.10 Cologne, Germany @ Gloria
02.21.10 Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel or Gefaehrlich
02.22.10 Brussels, Belgium @ AB
02.24.10 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
02.25.10 Paris, France @ Olympia
02.26.10 Toulouse, France @ Le Bikini
02.27.10 Barcelona, Spain @ Penelope
02.28.10 Madrid, Spain @ Teatro Circo Price
03.14.10 Edmonton, Alberta @ Edmonton Event Centre
03.15.10 Calgary, Alberta @ MacEwan Hall
03.16.10 Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
03.18.10 Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue
03.19.10 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
03.20.10 Aspen, CO @ Spring Jam Core Party
03.22.10 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
03.23.10 Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
03.25.10 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
03.27.10 Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
03.29.10 Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
03.30.10 Toronto, Ontario @ The Sound Academy
04.01.10 Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
04.02.10 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
04.03.10 Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
04.05.10 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
04.06.10 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
04.08.10 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
04.09.10 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
04.10.10 Austin, TX @ Stubb's BBQ
04.11.10 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
04.13.10 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
04.14.10 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
04.19.10 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

via P4k.

Vampire Weekend's Spring Tour Sorely Missing African Dates