Vampire Weekend has an extensive North American tour scheduled for this summer in support of their forthcoming studio album, Father of the Bride. The lengthy concert run will see the popular rock band trek from coast-to-coast starting in early summer and continuing into the fall months. However, fans in New York won’t have to wait until June to see what the band’s been up to.In celebration of Father of the Bride–due out May 3rd, making the band’s first new album since 2013–Vampire Weekend has announced a trio of shows surrounding the release.On April 30th, Ezra Koenig and co. will perform at Asbury Hall in Buffalo, NY before heading to Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston on May 2nd. The run will culminate with an official album release party at the recently re-opened Webster Hall in New York City on May 5th. For the celebration, Vampire Weekend will perform three sets, including a complete run-through of the new album. A bagel breakfast and pizza lunch are also included with tickets for the show, which starts at 11 a.m. and will run all day.Tickets for Buffalo will go on sale this Friday, April 12th at 10 a.m. here, with Kingston tickets going on sale at 11 a.m. here. For a chance to purchase tickets to the Webster Hall affair, click here.
34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Employee retention is a complex phenomenon that can be difficult to predict broadly, not to mention down to the level of a single employee.The latter is the topic of a recent blog post — titled Why You Shouldn’t Link Culture and Retention — I read on HRE Online, which addressed why people leave organizations with great cultures.Getting past the headline, the argument appears to be that cultures should not be used to retain people because of the fundamental human tendency towards boredom. As the novelty or effect wears off, employees get bored and leave. Instead, the post argues, culture should be used for driving performance.While I certainly agree on the second point, I can’t say I’m fully behind the reasoning on the first. continue reading »