Vampire Weekend have announced their return to Ireland this November. Ezra Koenig and co will commence the European leg of their world tour in support of their new album ‘Only God Was Above Us’ out April 5th via Columbia Records.

Ahead of the release of the album Vampire Weekend have shared ‘Mary Boone’ which features a sample of the iconic drum loop from “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)” by Soul II Soul. Produced by Ariel Rechtshaid and Koenig, with lush orchestral arrangements by Will Canzoneri, Koenig and Rechtshaid, the song — named for one of the most influential figures of the NYC art world of the 1980s—features a soaring, operatic choir alongside Koenig’s understated but honeyed vocals, and lyrics referencing Tadao Ando churches, Natarajas, hex signs, and whirling Dervishes.

‘Only God Was Above Us’ is available to Pre-order from Vampire Weekend play 3Arena in Dublin on November 29th. Support on the night comes from Ye Vagabonds. Fan pre-sale goes on sale from 10am (GMT) on Wednesday 3rd April with tickets on general sale from 10am on Friday 5th April. Fans pre-ordering the album via Vampire Weekend’s website HERE will receive early access to UK & IRE Tour tickets. Further information can be found at