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The Decemberists announce additional Fall 2018 U.S. tour dates

The Decemberists have announced a final leg of 2018 U.S tour dates for this Fall behind their inspired new album I’ll Be Your Girl, which features the #1 Triple A radio hit “Severed.” The dates run from September 12 in Baltimore to October 2 in Madison, and include stops throughout the Northeast, South, and Midwest. VIP pre-sales begin Tuesday, May 15 before the general on-sale this Friday, May 18 at 10am local time. Additional September dates will be announced shortly. See below for a full list of shows and visit for ticket information.

The Decemberists will be touring extensively throughout 2018 with their next run of dates beginning May 22 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, and including shows at Celebrate Brooklyn in NYC (June 13), two hometown shows at Edgefield outside Portland (June 22-23), and the Greek Theatre in LA (July 31). On August 4-5 the band will host the second coming of their own curated festival Travelers’ Rest, which will take place at the Big Sky Brewing Company Amphitheatre in Missoula, Montana. The Decemberists will be headlining both days of the festival, once again playing two unique sets, with other confirmed artists announced including Death Cab For Cutie, Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples, Tune-Yards, Whitney, Parquet Courts, Tinariwen, I’m With Her, Waxahatchee and Lucy Dacus.

The band’s lead singer and songwriter Colin Meloy, who is also a New York Times best-selling author of the Wildwood Chronicles and The Whiz Mob and The Grenadine Kid, has just released The Golden Thread (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Publishers), a new picture book biography of the legendary folk musician, labor and civil rights activist, and environmentalist Pete Seeger. The book was illustrated by cut-paper artist Nikki McClure, and is available now on The Decemberists Store. Meloy once joined Seeger on stage, singing American folk standards at the Newport Folk Festival in 2011, and even now, he can barely believe it actually happened.

The Decemberists’ eighth studio album I’ll Be Your Girl was released in March on Capitol Records and found the band—Meloy, guitarist Chris Funk, keyboardist Jenny Conlee, bassist Nate Query, and drummer John Moen—embracing different influences and working with a new producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana Del Rey) to broaden their sonic range and explore new approaches to making music.

See what the press have been saying about I’ll Be Your Girl:

“Every band needs to refresh and reconsider its sound sooner or later, no matter how sharp it's gotten over the course of a long career — even The Decemberists, a band whose records have always come bursting with verve... I'll Be Your Girl captures a collaborative spirit that keeps the band sounding vibrant and alive... As a lyricist, Meloy seems emboldened”—NPR Music

“The Decemberists threw a lot of us for a curveball when they announced that their new album would feature a lot of synths, but it turns out it was exactly the album The Decemberists had to make — I’ll Be Your Girl is their best in years.”—BrooklynVegan

“The Decemberists make the album of their lives with I’ll Be Your Girl”—PASTE

“A newly invigorated Decemberists”—RELIX

“Absorbing… The Decemberists know how to seize the day”—MOJO

“From folk and prog to metal and indie, they’ve embraced each new frontier”—Uncut

“a strong and thoroughly enjoyable record – full of bold ideas, bright colours and the charm and lyricism that make The Decemberists so fundamentally engaging... A genuine and welcome joy.”—Drowned In Sound


May 22 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO +

May 23 – Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO ~

May 25 – Hill Auditorium – Ann Arbor, MI ~

May 26 – Artpark – Lewiston, NY ~

May 27 – Boston Calling Festival – Boston, MA

May 28 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC ~

May 30 – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts – Toronto, ON ~

May 31 – Benedum Center – Pittsburgh, PA ~

June 1 – Nelsonville Music Festival – Nelsonville, OH

June 2 – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN ~

June 4 – Meijer Gardens – Grand Rapids, MI ~

June 5 – Iroquois Amphitheater – Louisville, KY ~

June 7 – Mann Center for the Performing Arts – Philadelphia, PA ^

June 8 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT ^

June 9 – The Green at Shelburne Museum – Shelburne, VT ^

June 10 – State Theatre – Portland, ME ^

June 12 – Count Basie Theatre – Red Bank, NJ ^

June 13 – BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at Prospect Park Bandshell – Brooklyn, NY ^

June 15 – MASS MoCA – North Adams, MA

June 16 – Mountain Jam – Hunter, NY

June 21 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA ^

June 22 – Edgefield – Troutdale, OR ^

June 23 – Edgefield – Troutdale, OR ^

July 26 – Les Schwab – Bend, OR +

July 27 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA +

July 28 – Montbleu – Stateline, NV +

July 30 – Humphrey’s – San Diego, CA +

July 31 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA +

August 1 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV +

August 2 – Snow Park Amphitheater – Park City, UT +

August 4-5 – Travelers’ Rest – Missoula, MT

September 12 – Lyric Opera House – Baltimore, MD

September 21 – Iron City Birmingham – Birmingham, AL

September 22 – Sing Out Loud – St. Augustine, FL

September 23 – House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL

September 25 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX

September 26 – Civic Theatre – New Orleans, LA

September 27 – Majestic Theater – Dallas, TX

September 29 – Bass Concert Gall – Austin, TX

September 30 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK

October 1 – Holland Performing Arts Center – Omaha, NE

October 2 – The Sylvee – Madison, WI

November 4 – Vicar Street – Dublin, Ireland

November 5 – O2 Academy – Glasgow, UK

November 7 – Eventim Apollo – London, UK

November 8 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK

November 10 – O2 Academy – Leeds, UK

November 11 – Rock City – Nottingham, UK

November 12 – Albert Hall – Manchester, UK

November 14 – Grote Zaal TiVre – Utrecht, Netherlands

November 15 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands

November 16 – Astra – Berlin, Germany

November 16-17 – Rolling Stone Park @ Europa-Park – Rust, Germany

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