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Hear Kurt Vile Cover Rolling Stones’ ‘No Expectations’

Philly songwriter drops two songs from Spotify Singles series, announces summer headlining tour

Kurt VileKurt Vile in concet at the Fox Theater, Oakland, USA - 12 Dec 2018Kurt Vile in concet at the Fox Theater, Oakland, California.

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In a session for Spotify’s Singles series, Kurt Vile covered the Rolling Stones’ “No Expectations” as well as an intimate, stripped down version of his Bottle It In opener “Loading Zones.”

“No Expectations,” the Beggars Banquet track known for Brian Jones’ silky slide guitar, sounds like an entirely different song when sang in Vile’s isolated indie-folk twang. “You heart is like a diamond/You throw your pearls at swine/And as I watch you leaving me/You pack my peace of mind,” he sings over crisp piano.

The first single to be released from Bottle It In, “Loading Zones” is much more bare on the Spotify recording, save for the acoustic guitar and looming harmonica that can be likened to Neil Young’s ethereal “Hitchhiker.” Still, Vile’s rapid vocal delivery keeps the track sounding upbeat.

Vile also announced a North American headlining tour, which will begin in Cleveland after he plays England’s Glastonbury Festival. He’ll kick it off by playing Cleveland’s House of Blues on July 18th and wrapping up with Louisville’s Bourbon & Beyond on September 22nd.

Kurt Vile Tour Dates

July 18 — Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
July 19 — Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Beer Garden
July 20 — Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
July 21 — Allison Park, PA @ Hartwood Acres Amphitheater
July 23 — Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
July 25 — New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage
July 26 — New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
July 27 — Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
July 28 — Northampton, MA @ The Pines
July 30 — Albany, NY @ Skyloft
July 31 — Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
August 1 — Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre
August 2 — Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
August 3 — Portland, ME @ State Theatre
August 4 — Portsmouth, NH @ Prescott Park Art Festival
September 7 — St. Augustine, FL @ Sing Out Loud Festival
September 22 — Louisville, KY @ Bourbon & Beyond

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