Vampire Weekend Land No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart with ‘Modern Vampires of the City’


Story by Charles Ken

Vampire Weekend’s new album, ‘Modern Vampires of the City,’ is No. 1 on the charts this week

Congratulations are in order for Vampire Weekend. The New York City-based alternative rockers snagged their second consecutive No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart this week with their new release, “Modern Vampires of the City.”

In addition to Vampire Weekend landing at No. 1 on the chart, they pushed an impressive number of units of the new album at 134,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That beats the band’s 2010 release, “Contra,” which pulled in 124,000 copies in its debut week.

The debut single off the new album, “Diane Young,” is currently No. 11 on the Alternative Radio Chart, according to Nielsen BDS.

In other band news, Vampire Weekend is currently out on the road in support of “Modern Vampires of the City,” touring North America. The group has a lengthy summer schedule ahead, including several festival shows: Lollapalooza in Chicago; the Sasquatch! Music Festival in George, Wash.; the Firefly Festival in Dover, Dev.; and the Austin City Limits Festival in Austin. For the band’s full list of upcoming shows, visit Vampire Weekend’s official website.



Posted by Charles Ken | Alternative, Music, Rock News

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