If you’ve been yearning for some alone time with Kurt Vile, your wishes have been granted. The Philadelphia native took to social media earlier this week to announce he will be venturing on his first solo tour in 10 years.

This will be his first tour without his backing band, The Violators, but Vile will still have support from indie-folk artist Cate Le Bon as well as Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint) and Stephen Black.

Vile, who got his start with the indie rock outfit The War on Drugs, has toured alongside fellow Ernie Ball artist and collaborator Courtney Barnett. In 2018, he released his eighth studio album, Bottle In It, as well as a documentary detailing the rehearsal process for the big tour that followed its release.

The 2020 tour is expected to kick off in early April in Chicago. Check out the full list of dates below and grab tickets here.

Kurt Vile 2020 Tour Dates:
01/18 — Thermal, CA @ Empire Grand Oasis
04/08 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
04/09 — Detroit, MI @ MOCAD
04/10 — Pittsburgh, PA @ The Warhol at The Carnegie Lecture Hall
04/11 — Nelsonville, Ohio @ Stuarts Opera House
04/13 — Woodstock, NY @ Levon Helm Studios
04/14 — Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theater
04/15 — Lebanon, NH @ Lebanon Opera House
04/16 — New York, NY @ Town Hall
04/20 — Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
04/21 — Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
04/23 — Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
04/24 — Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
04/30 — Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
05/01 — Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre
05/02 — Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre
05/04 — Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theater
05/05 — San Francisco, CA @ Castro Theatre
05/06 — Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre
05/07 — San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater
05/08 — Los Angeles, CA @ Theatre at the Ace Hotel
05/09 — Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriets
05/15 — Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre


Kurt Vile plays Power Slinky and Regular Slinky electric guitar strings and Earthwood Phosphor Bronze acoustic strings.

String Theory

String Theory is a web series from Ernie Ball that explores the sonic origins of some of music’s most innovative players. In this episode, Ernie Ball​ artist Kurt Vile discusses his influences, his history with playing guitar, and his Ernie Ball strings.

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