Vampire Weekend at Climate Pledge Arena

Vampire Weekend @ Climate Pledge Arena – 6/20/24
Review & Photos by Mike Mitchell

Indie pop darlings Vampire Weekend and a roomful of happy, dancing fans celebrated the first day of summer at Climate Pledge Arena in mid June. Founding band members Ezra Koneg, Chris Baio, and Chris Thomson, and a complement of touring musicians played a long and well-received set composed of most of this year’s Only God Was Above Us, choice selections from each of their previous four releases, and a handful of well-considered covers. Opener (and Phish bassist) Mike Gordon joined the headliner for a mid-set rendition of Phish’s ‘Chalk Dust Torture.’ Climate Pledge was the largest venue Vampire Weekend has played in Seattle to date and they made the transition to the large stage and room gracefully. They will be touring across the US through October, before moving on to Europe at the end of the year.

Vampire Weekend – all photos by Mike Mitchell