Vacations – ‘Midwest’

Vacations release ‘Midwest’ / Announce US tour

Vacations image via Andrew Boyle

Vacations are gearing up for their co-headline tour with Last Dinosaurs starting in late August.

Australian indie outfit Vacations release their new single ‘Midwest’ today via Nettwerk (Bleach Lab, Miya Folick, Mallrat). Accompanying the single is the announcement of a full US co-headline tour with fellow Australian band Last Dinosaurs.

Produced by the band’s lead vocalist Campbell Burns and producer John Velasquez, new single ‘Midwest’ arrives off the back of the band’s recent sold-out UK headline tour and recent single ‘Next Exit.’

Speaking on the track’s lyrical inspiration, Campbell said:

“I’d never directly written a break-up song till Midwest, contrary to how people interpret my lyrics, it never felt right to me. My lyrics are usually ambiguous and non-gendered. This wasn’t a choice, it just happened to be a writing style that resonated with me. I enjoy having songs that are universally relatable and open to interpretation, this is pop music after all. Lately though, I’ve been writing about my memories and unravelling them in exact detail. Almost like therapy, except you’re all there in the room with me. Last year, I found myself in different situationships that were almost identical from each other. You’re trying to find a balance but ultimately it feels one-sided and falls apart without you even realising, because you’re still clinging onto the idea of it and trying to process what even happened. For me, every time I came home from tour, it’d be all over. It felt as if I was stuck in this cycle to the point where it became comical. My romantic life was a joke, and the duality between me at home vs. me on tour was further apart than ever. To take it back to our first single ‘Next Exit’ for a moment: “Can I trust what I Know? I know nothing”. So with that in mind, I wanted to write something upbeat and fun yet using lyrics I’d reserve for a ballad. A crying in the club type beat, but you’re with your friends, you’re moving on, and everything will be just fine.”

Vacations embark on a co-headline tour of the US this October/November with Last Dinosaurs. New single ‘Midwest’ is out now via Nettwerk.


*co-headline tour with Last Dinosaurs

August 25 – LONDON, All Points East (w/ The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
September 30 – WASHINGTON, DC All Things Go Festival (w/ Maggie Rogers)
October 3 – NASHVILLE, TN Basement East*
October 4 –ST. LOUIS, MO Delmar Hall*
October 6 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN First Avenue*
October 7 – CHICAGO, IL House of Blues Chicago*
October 8 – COLUMBUS, OH Newport Music Hall*
October 9 – DETROIT, MI St. Andrews Hall*
October 12 – NEW YORK, NY Webster Hall*
October 13 – PHILADELPHIA, PA Union Transfer*
October 14 – BOSTON, MA Big Night Live*
October 16 – CARRBORO, NC Cat’s Cradle*
October 17 – ATLANTA, GA Variety Playhouse*
October 19 – FORT LAUDERDALE, FL Revolution*
October 20 – TAMPA, FL The Ritz Ybor*
October 21 – ORLANDO, FL The Beacham*
October 23 – HOUSTON, TX White Oak Music Hall*
October 24 – DALLAS, TX HOB Dallas*
October 25 – AUSTIN, TX Emo’s*
October 26 – SAN ANTONIO, TX Aztec Theatre*
October 28 – EL PASO, TX Lobrow Palace Outdoors*
October 29 – ALBUQUERQUE, NM Sunshine Theater*
October 31 – DENVER, CO Summit Music Hall*
November 1 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT The Depot*
November 3 – PORTLAND, OR Crystal Ballroom*
November 4 – SEATTLE, WA The Showbox*
November 6 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA Warfield*
November 8 – LAS VEGAS, NV 24 Oxford*
November 9 – PHOENIX, AZ Van Buren*
November 10 – SAN DIEGO, CA Soma*
November 11 – POMONA, CA Fox Theater*
November 12 – LOS ANGELES, CA Novo*
November 15 – MEXICO CITY Lunario*

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