The Decemberists Announce Additional Tour Dates

The Decemberists have announced an additional leg of Summer tour dates for July and August. Launching from their home state of Oregon on July 19, the run of dates will lead them across the Midwest on their way to their headlining performance on the opening night of the Newport Folk Festival, and bring them back to the West coast for shows at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles (August 12) and the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco (August 13). It also includes return visits to both Chicago and Austin due to overwhelming demand. A limited presale of select dates is now underway here. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning April 22. See below for a full list of tour dates or visit The Decemberists’ website.

The band has also released the video for “This Is Why We Fight,” a cinematic tour-de-force by acclaimed director Aaron Stewart. “This Is Why We Fight” has garnered the band their first Top 20 single at Modern Rock and is just impacting AAA. It is the second single from the band’s new album The King Is Dead (Capitol Records), which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 after its January 18 release. The album also produced the band’s career-first #1 radio hit with the lead single “Down By The Water,” which reached the top spot on the Mediabase AAA radio chart.

TOUR DATES:
April 18, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA+
April 19, Overture Hall, Madison, WI+
April 21, Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, PA+
April 22, Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI
April 23, The LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH+
April 25, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI+
April 26, Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville, KY+
April 27, The Pageant, St. Louis, MO+
April 29, House of Blues, Dallas, TX=
April 30, Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre, Austin, TX=
May 1, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA
May 2, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta, GA+
May 29, Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, OR*
May 30, Sasquatch! Music Festival, Quincy, WA
June 10, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN
June 11, Raleigh Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC#
June 13, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD#
June 14, Celebrate Brooklyn @ Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, NY#
June 15, Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA#
June 18, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride, CO
July 19, Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville, OR^ (on-sale date TBD)
July 20, Idaho Botanical Gardens, Boise, ID^
July 22, Big Sky Brewery, Missoula, MT^
July 25, Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL~
July 26, Nautica Pavilion, Cleveland, OH~
July 27, Kresge Auditorium, Interlochen, MI~
July 29, Borgata Event Center, Atlantic City, NJ
July 30, Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI
July 31, Mountain Park, Holyoke, MA
August 1, Artpark, Lewiston, NY~
August 3, nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Charlottesville, VA~
August 4, PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music, Cincinnati, OH~
August 5, The Lawn @ White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN~
August 8, Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre, Austin, TX-
August 11, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
August 12, Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (on-sale date TBD)
August 13, Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA

+ with Justin Townes Earle
= with Other Lives
– with Caitlin Rose
* with Rodrigo Y Gabriela
# with Best Coast
^ with Typhoon
~ with The Head and the Heart

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