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The Decemberists To Headline Newport Folk Festival, Releasing Live At Bull Moose EP For Record Store Day

March 30, 2011 drainu182 0

The Newport Folk Festival has announced that The Decemberists will headline the first night of their 2011 festival on Saturday, July 30. General public tickets will go on-sale March 31 at 10:00am ET. The band’s outdoor stage performance on ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live! will air on April 5. They have also added an August 12 date at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles to their summer touring schedule. See below for a full list of tour dates or visit The …

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The Decemberists Announce June Tour Dates, Exclusive Record Store Day EP

March 7, 2011 drainu182 0

Following their entirely sold-out first leg of tour dates behind their #1 album The King Is Dead on Capitol Records, The Decemberists have announced a short run of U.S. dates for June including performances at several major summer festivals. After an appearance at the Sasquatch! Music Festival in Quincy, Washington (May 30), the band will kick off a run of dates June 10 at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival that also includes shows at the Merriweather Post Pavilion near …

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The Decemberists Announce Second Leg of US Tour

February 7, 2011 drainu182 0

The Decemberists have announced a second leg of U.S. tour dates for the Spring, which will kick off April 16 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and cover the Midwest and South before reaching Atlanta, Georgia on May 2. The 14-date run will also include the band’s first-ever appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 1, and a rescheduled performance in Royal Oak, Michigan on April 22. A limited presale of select dates is now underway here. Tickets …

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Sasquatch Festival Lineup Announced (Foo Fighters To Headline)

February 7, 2011 drainu182 1

The 10th anniversary of Sasquatch! Music Festival will proudly feature:

Foo Fighters, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse , Wilco, The Flaming Lips (performing The Soft Bulletin & more), The Decemberists, Bright Eyes, Iron & Wine, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Bassnectar, Robyn, Flogging Molly, Death From Above 1979, Pink Martini, Cold War Kids, Old 97’s, Ratatat, Wolf Parade, Chromeo, Guided By Voices, Yeasayer, Beach House, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Local Natives, Matt & Kim, Deerhunter, Mstrkrft, Trailer Park Boys,

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The Decemberists Earn Their First-Ever #1 Album with “The King Is Dead”

January 26, 2011 drainu182 1

The Decemberists have earned the first-ever #1 chart position of their career with the impressive first-week showing of their widely acclaimed new album The King Is Dead, which was released by EMI’s Capitol Records on January 18. The album scanned 93,567 units in the U.S. in its debut week, landing it at the top of the Billboard Top 200 chart, and has also given the band their highest career chart position in territories all over the world. The King …

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The Decemberists Announce Live NPR/OPB Video Webcast Tomorrow 1/19

January 18, 2011 drainu182 0

The Decemberists have announced a live video webcast hosted by NPR Music and Oregon Public Broadcasting taking place tomorrow Wednesday, January 19 at 12:00pm PT/3:00pm ET. The hour-long set will include a very special performance and interview before an intimate audience at OPB’s studios in the band’s hometown of Portland, Oregon, and will be webcast at This will mark the first extended live performance of material from The Decemberists’ acclaimed new album The King Is Dead, which was …

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The Decemberists To Play Leno 1/20, Sirius Takeover This Week

January 10, 2011 drainu182 1

The raves have begun pouring in for The Decemberists’ new album The King Is Dead, with 4-star reviews appearing on both sides of the pond in Rolling Stone, MOJO, and UNCUT. The King Is Dead will be released January 18 on EMI’s Capitol Records in the U.S., and January 17 on Rough Trade Records in the UK and Europe. NPR Music’s Exclusive First Listen full-album preview quickly became the #1 Most Viewed and #1 Most Recommended story on the entire …

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The Decemberists To Release Limited Edition 7″ January Hymn Single On December 14

December 13, 2010 drainu182 0

The Decemberists have announced the December 14 release of an exclusive limited edition 7” vinyl single in conjunction with Record Store Day organizers. The 7” will feature the track “January Hymn” from their forthcoming album The King Is Dead, with a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Row Jimmy” on the b-side. For a list of participating stores where the single will be available please visit

After selling out their January 25 and 26 shows at the Beacon Theater in …

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The Decemberists Partner With The Impossible Project & Autumn de Wilde For Limited Deluxe Box Edition of The King Is Dead

November 29, 2010 drainu182 0

The Decemberists have partnered with The Impossible Project and photographer Autumn de Wilde to create a DELUXE BOX EDITION of The King Is Dead, their forthcoming Capitol Records album which will be released on January 18, 2011. Rough Trade Records will be releasing The King Is Dead in the UK and Europe on January 17. The preorder of the set has launched today exclusively at

Each of the 2,500 limited edition box sets will be unique, with …