The Drop: Vampire Weekend

The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome GRAMMY Award-winning band Vampire Weekend for an intimate conversation moderated by Scott Goldman, followed by an acoustic performance. The band’s latest album, Father of the Bride, was released on May 3 via Columbia Records. Featuring lead single “Harmony Hall,” FOTB debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and was praised by The New York TimesNew York Magazine, The Atlantic, Time, and more. Vampire Weekend is currently on tour in support of the album, playing marathon sets to sold out arenas and amphitheaters across North America. The band has recently performed songs from Father of the Bride on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!.  


Vampire Weekend was formed by Ezra Koenig, Chris Tomson, Chris Baio and former member Rostam Batmanglij in 2006 while enrolled at Columbia University. The band’s self-titled debut album Vampire Weekend was released January 29th, 2008 by XL Recording and debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. The album has since been certified Platinum in the U.S. and U.K., and Gold in Canada and Australia. Following their self-titled debut, Vampire Weekend released 2010’s GRAMMY-nominated Contra and 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City, which won that year's GRAMMY for Best Alternative Album. Both albums debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and are certified Gold in the U.S. Vampire Weekend has over 1 Billion cumulative streams across digital platforms.