Kurt Vile stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday for a pair of performances, including a John Prine cover. The singer-songwriter was on CBS promoting his new album, (watch my moves), available now.
First up was a live take on “Mount Airy Hill (Way Gone)” with his backing band, The Violators. Vile exudes the breezy nonchalance of a guy you met outside a 7/11, and the (watch my moves) track’s refrain brings that 21st-century Jeff Spicoli vibe home with the mantra, “I been around but now I’m gone / Been gone but now I’m way gone.”
Next, for a web-exclusive off-air performance, Vile turned in a solo cover of John Prine’s “How Lucky”. First found on the Singing Mailman’s 1979 classic Pink Cadillac, Vile actually recorded a duet of the song with Prine for the former’s 2020 Speed, Sound, Lonely (KV), which also hosts a solo cover of “Speed Of The Sound of Loneliness“. The duet with Kurt was the last recording Prine made before his death in April 2020.
Watch Kurt Vile perform “Mount Airy Hill (Way Gone)” and John Prine’s “How Lucky” on Colbert. Vile also announced a new crop of fall 2022 tour dates, listed below. Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 10th.
Kurt Vile and The Violators – “Mount Airy Hill (Way Gone)”
Kurt Vile – “How Lucky” (John Prine)
KURT VILE TOUR DATES
(new dates in bold)
Thu. June 22 – Santa Fe, NM @ Railyard Park
Thu. July 7 – Oakbank, ON @ Winnipeg Folk Fest
Sat. July 9 -Toronto, ON @ Field Trip
Thu. Aug. 4 – Saint Charles, IA @ Hinterland Music Festival
Tue. Aug. 23 – Helsinki, FI @ Helsinki Festival
Fri. Aug. 26 – London, UK @ All Points East
Sat. Aug. 27 – Bath, UK @ The Forum
Sun. Aug. 28 – Leeds, UK @ Stylus
Mon. Aug. 29 – Glasgow, UK @ qmu
Tue. Aug. 30 – Belfast, IE @ Limelight
Wed. Aug. 31 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
Fri. Sept. 2 – Birmingham, UK @ Moseley Folk Festival
Sat. Sept. 3 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Psych Fest
Sun. Sept. 4 – Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Mon. Sept. 5 – Antwerpen, BE @ Openluchttheater Rivierenhof
Thu. Sept. 8 – Málaga, ES @ Andalucia Big Festival by Mad Cool
Sat. Sept. 10 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Sunset
Mon. Sept. 12 – Köln, DE @ Gloria-Theater
Tue. Sept. 13 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Wed. Sept. 14 – Nijmegen, NL @ Open Air Theater de Goffert
Thu. Sept. 15 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys Neue Welt
Fri. Sept. 16 – Copenhagen, DK @ The Grey Hall
Sat. Sept. 17 – Malmö, SE @ Plan B
Mon. Sept. 19 – Kortrijk, DE @ Evenementenhal Depart
Tue. Sept. 20 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
Wed. Oct. 12 – Richmond, VA @ The National *
Thu. Oct. 13 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom *
Fri. Oct. 14 – Millersville, PA @ Phantom Power *
Sat. Oct. 15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Sounds Series Block Party – Warhol *
Sun. Oct. 16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center *
Tue. Oct. 18 – Louisville, KY @ Paristown Hall *
Wed. Oct. 19 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall *
Thu. Oct. 20 – Omaha, NE @ The Admiral *
Fri. Oct. 21 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *
Sat. Oct. 22 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre *
Sun. Oct. 23 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Brewery *
Thu. Oct. 27 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre !
Sat. Oct. 29 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre !
Sun. Oct. 30 – Boston, MA @ Royale !
Mon. Oct. 31 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre !
* w/ Julia Shapira (of Chastity Belt)
! w/ Come