Kurt Vile | photo by Jo McCaughey | courtesy of the artist

When Philadelphia’s newest concert venue, The Met, opens this December, hometown hero Kurt Vile will be there to celebrate. Vile has just announced that his new album, Bottle It In, will be released October 12 on Matador Records. Following the release, Vile will embark on a lengthy tour throughout the fall, winter and spring that will take him through many of the world’s iconic venues, but playing one of The Met’s first shows will certainly be a highlight. Along with today’s announcement Vile has also shared a new song off the forthcoming album, the nearly 10-minute “Bassackwards,” which Matador calls “the album’s beating heart.” Listen below.

The Met, once known as The Metropolitan Opera House, was built in 1908 but sat dormant for years before its recent rehabilitation, which intends to restore it to its former glory as a key piece of Philadelphia’s cultural scene. The North Broad Street venue will be Philadelphia’s largest non-arena venue and will host a variety of performers; its initial lineup of shows has just been announced and will include performances by Bob Dylan, Weezer, Amos Lee, and several more music and comedy acts.

The Feelies have been lined up as openers for the December 29 Philly show. Find more information on the XPN Concert Calendar and at TheMetPhilly.com, and see Kurt Vile’s full list of tour dates below.


Kurt Vile US tour dates
November 24 House of Blues, Boston MA *
November 28 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY *
November 30 9:30 Club, Washington DC *
December 3 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA *
December 5 Jones Assembly, Oklahoma City OK *
December 6 ACL Live Moody Theater, Austin TX *
December 7 Canton Hall, Dallas TX *
December 9 The Observatory North Park, San Diego CA *
December 11 The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA *
December 12 Fox Theater, Oakland CA *
December 14 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR *
December 15 Moore Theatre, Seattle WA *
December 16 Vogue, Vancouver BC *
December 19 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN *
December 20 Sylvee, Madison WI *
December 21 Turner Hall Milwaukee WI *
December 22 Rivera Theatre, Chicago IL *
December 29 The Met Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA !
February 14 Higher Ground, Burlington VT +
February 15 Mtelus, Montreal QC +
February 16 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON +
February 19 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI +
February 20 Taft Theatre, Cincinnati OH +
February 21 The Vogue, Indianapolis IN +
February 22 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville NY +
February 23 Castle Theatre, Bloomington IL +
February 24 The Pageant, St. Louis MO +
February 26 The Slowdown, Omaha NE +
February 27 Truman, Kansas City MO +
February 28 Ogden Theatre, Denver CO +
March 1 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT +
March 2 M3F Fest, Phoenix AZ
March 3 House of Blues, Las Vegas NV +
March 5 Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ +
March 6 Meow Wolf, Sante Fe NM +
March 8 Gruene Hall, New Braunfels TX +
March 9 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX +
March 10 Civic Theatre, New Orleans LA +
March 12 The Beacham, Orlando FL +
March 13 Revolution Live, Ft. Lauderdale FL +
March 15 Saturn, Birmingham AL +
March 16 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN +
March 17 The National, Richmond VA +
*- with Jessica Pratt
! w/ The Feelies
+ w/ The Sadies