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Rostam Batmanglij, formerly of Vampire Weekend, is set to play five solo dates in May on an East Coast mini-tour. There will be tons of new material alongside live versions of his growing body of solo work, including “Wood” or his joint album with Hamilton Leithauser I Had a Dream That You Were Mine.
The son of Iranian refugees, the Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter was born in Washington, D.C. in 1983. He attended Columbia University where he studied classical music, and simultaneously focused on songwriting, recording, and production in his own time. In his last year there he began producing the first full-length album of his career, Vampire Weekend’s self titled debut which would be the first of three gold records with Rostam as producer.
The beginning of 2016 saw Rostam announcing his departure from Vampire Weekend’s membership, with a door left open to further collaboration in songwriting and production. It also saw the official release of new Rostam solo music, including the songs “EOS”, “Wood”, and “Gravity Don’t Pull Me”.
By the end of 2016 ROSTAM had contributed songwriting and production to several of the most important albums of that year — Solange’s A Seat at the Table and Frank Ocean’s Blonde to name a few.
2017 sees further opportunities to hear both new Rostam solo music as well as several unexpected collaborations. And finally, after opening for Brian Wilson at Brooklyn’s Northside festival and headlining a sold-out outdoor show at LA’s Broad Museum in the summer of 2016, this is the first opportunity to see Rostam perform new music, so enjoy these solo dates.
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05/02: Washington, DC – 9:30 Club ≈
05/03: NYC – Bowery Ballroom ≈
05/06: Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer ≈
05/07: Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall ^
05/08: Boston, MA – The Sinclair ^
≈ w/ Deradoorian
^ w/ Nat Baldwin