New York alternative rock band Vampire Weekend completed their third London gig of the week at the Islington Assembly Hall this morning. The band played their hit song ‘A-Punk’ three times in a row.
After the first rendition of the song, frontman Ezra Koenig said, “Hmm that song is too short.” After the second, he added, “These shows are essentially attended rehearsals, we’ve got a lot of shows to play this year. I’m sorry, but…” before the band played ‘A-Punk’ for a final time.
After the last time, Koenig said, “Okay, now we’re tired. That’s the most times we’ve ever played it – we wanted to beat the record.”
Vampire Weekend will release their fourth album ‘Father of the Bride’ on May 3rd.
See reactions, photos and videos from the gig on social media below.
Vampire Weekend weekend! Great 10am gig in a tiny venue. A-Punk played three times in a row! pic.twitter.com/1ApYslo8oZ
— Joe Williams (@JoeWilliamsUK) 23 March 2019
— Chris Skudder (@chris_skudder) 23 March 2019
Just watched Vampire Weekend play A-Punk three times in a row and I haven’t even had breakfast yet — Shaun Curran (@shaun_curran) 23 March 2019
— Sam Healer (@anewthought) 23 March 2019