Kurt Vile and The Violators are set for a run of UK shows later this year - with fans of the 'Pretty Pimpin' rocker hoping for first a proper solo album since 2015’s brilliant b’lieve i’m goin down.
Kurt Vile first came to public attention as co founder, alongside friend Adam Granduciel, of Philadelphia band The War On Drugs. But it was upon Kurt Vile's departure from the band, in order to pursue a solo career, that he really started making waves and since then, both Kurt Vile and The War On Drugs have since experienced a significant rise in popularity.
Kurt Vile's third solo album, 2009's Childish Prodigy proved to be his big breakthrough (plus his aforementioned 2015 release). It was released on Matador Records and he has since released three more albums on the label, as well as having collaborated with Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions, The Sadies and Courtney Barnett.
As well as coming to Birmingham's The Crossing and Leeds' O2 Academy, the Philadelphia rocker will play his largest show in Manchester to date. The event at Albert Hall is in conjuction with local promoters' Now Wave's 10 year birthday celebrations.