Vampire Weekend Performed 19-Song Set on Ezra's Birthday in 2010

Happy birthday to the talented singer and guitarist Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend. Today, April 8, Koenig turns 36 years old.
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In 2006 the band Vampire Weekend was formed by Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, who left the band in 2016, Chris Tomson and Chris Baio. Since coming together the band has released some of the most iconic albums and has toured all around the world for their fans.
On April 8, 2010, Ezra’s 26th birthday, Vampire Weekend performed a show in Atlanta, GA at Tabernacle. This show was a part of their “Contra” tour in support of their most recent album at the time. This was also the only time Vampire Weekend ever played on Ezra’s birthday.
The 19-song set consisted of songs off of their self-titled album, Vampire Weekend, as well as off of their album Contra, in which the tour was named after.
The band opened with their song “White Sky.” They then weaved in some songs off of their self-titled album including “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa,” "One (Blake’s Got a New Face)” and “I Stand Corrected." They also performed a few songs off of their newest album at the time including “Giving Up the Gun,” “California English” and “Diplomat’s Son.”
"White Sky"
Vampire Weekend closed their set with a three-song encore of “Horchata,” “Mansard Roof” and “Walcott.”
A cool highlight from this performance is the fact that the band performed all of their top 10 most played songs at this show. This includes their most played “A-Punk” at 422 times and their songs “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa,” “White Sky,” “Oxford Comma,” “Cousins,” “Walcott,” “Holiday,” “Campus,” “Horchata” and “Giving Up the Gun.”
"A-Punk"
Check out Ezra’s birthday setlist here:
Vampire Weekend (April 8, 2010)
Happy Birthday, Ezra! Congratulations on everything you have accomplished over your career and we are all looking forward to what amazing things you do next!
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Last updated: 6 Jun 2020, 04:09 Etc/UTC