Kurt Vile announces new tour dates with “commercial” featuring Philadelphia Eagles’ Connor Barwin — watch

Philly constant sacker helps Philly's top constant hitmaker advertise his New Year's Eve show


Kurt Vile has announced his final string of tour dates behind last year’s excellent b’lieve i’m goin down… The new dates kick off in late January, but not until after Vile and the Violators play a New Year’s Eve hometown throw-down at Philadelphia’s Fillmore.

To help advertise the NYE gig, Vile teamed with Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin for a faux commercial for the event. The clip sees Barwin, a noted indie rock fan, screaming in excitement over the planned performance while Vile’s brother Paul “Jello Man” Vile hawks jello shots covered in Pop Rocks. It all ends in an absurd scene of Vile getting tackled by Barwin and random mayhem ensuing. Check it out above.

Vile is also set to appear as part of Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special, a variety show airing on IFC on December 21st. The comedy and musical special will also feature house band The Dap-Kings, plus actor Tony Hale, singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb, comedians Bridget Everett and Jen Kirman, and more guests. Find more info here.

For Vile and the Violators’ full itinerary, see below.

Kurt Vile and the Violators 2016-2017 Tour Dates:
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, MX @ El Plaza Condesa
02/04-08 – Mérida, MX @ My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday
02/27 – Perth, AU @ Perth Festival 2017
02/28 – Perth, AU @ Perth International Arts Festival
03/03 – Sydney, AU @ Taronga Zoo
03/04 – Melbourne, AU @ Melbourne Zoo
03/09 – Brisbane, AU @ Queensland Performing Arts Centre Concert Hall
03/10-12 – Golconda, AU @ A Festival Called Panama
03/11-13 – Meredith, AU @ Golden Plains Festival