Kurt Vile Laneway Festival 2014 sideshows have been announced with the acclaimed singer-songwriter playing exclusive headline shows to complement his appearance at the indie boutique festival next February.

Following on from Laneway announcing its own set of sideshows, featuring Chvrches, King Krule, and Savages, Kurt Vile now joins the list.

The Philadelphia hair throb and his band, The Violators (including new drummer Kyle Spence – ex-Dinosaur Jr / Harvey Milk), return to our shores to continue the love affair that began with their sold-out debut Australian tour for Meredith Music Festival 2012.

Kurt Vile has been rightly celebrated everywhere for much of 2013, since the release of Wakin On A Pretty Daze (out locally on Remote Control Records), which was widely hailed by press, including our Tone Deaf reviewer who called it a “lo-fi record that breezes through a wonderfully produced psychedelic haze.”

One of the most captivating guitarists and singer-songwriters of our time, Kurt Vile continues his ascendant career with two Laneway sideshows in Melbourne over two epic nights at The Corner, with special guests Early Woman (Wednesday 5th February) and Montero (Thursday 6th February).

Kurt Vile & the Violators will then play Sydney Festival’s Paradiso at Town Hall venue on Wednesday 22nd January as well as an all-too-rare solo show in the Festival Village at midnight on Thursday 23rd January 23. Kurt is also one of the guest vocalists for Big Star’s Third, an Australian exclusive for Sydney Festival at the Enmore Theatre on Thursday 23rd January.

To get you in the mood for Kurt Vile’s forthcoming visit, have a listen to the songwriters very own mixtape he and his bandmates use to pump on tour at: http://kurtvile.com/mixtape.html

Kurt Vile Laneway Festival 2014 Sideshows

Sydney Festival: Wednesday 22nd January – Kurt Vile & the Violators @ Paradiso at Town Hall.
Tickets on sale October 28 from Ticketmaster. Doors open 8pm.

Sydney Festival: Thursday 23rd January – Kurt Vile sings Big Star’s Third @ Enmore Theatre.
Tickets on sale October 28 from Ticketmaster. Doors open 8pm.

Sydney Festival: Thursday 23rd January – Kurt Vile solo show @ Festival Village.
Tickets on sale October 28 from Ticketmaster. Midnight performance.

Melbourne: Wednesday 4th February @ The Corner w/ Early Woman.
Tickets on sale now from The Corner Box Office. Presented by Mistletone and Triple R.

Melbourne
: Thursday 5th February @ The Corner w/- Montero.
Tickets on sale now from The Corner Box Office. Presented by Mistletone and Triple R.

Also performing nationally:

Laneway 2014 Dates & Venues

Brisbane: Friday 31st January – RNA, Fortitude Valley
Melbourne: Saturday 1st February – Footscray Community Arts Centre/River’s Edge
Sydney: Sunday 2nd February – Sydney College Of The Arts, Rozelle
Adelaide: Friday 7th February – Harts Mill, Port Adelaide
Perth: Saturday 8th February – Esplanade Park and West End, Fremantle

Tickets and info at http://lanewayfestival.com/

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