Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Decemberists continue tour and other news.

Granted they played two shows in Boston to kick off the tour here are more Dates, both US and abroad.

February 7, Uptown Theatre, Kansas City, MO#
February 9, Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO#
February 10, Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO#
February 12, The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA#
February 13, House of Blues-San Diego, San Diego, CA#
February 14, Fox Theater, Oakland, CA#
February 18, Paramount Ballroom, Seattle, WA#
February 19, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR#
March 4, Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland
March 5, ABC, Glasgow, UK
March 7, Birmingham Institute, Birmingham, UK
March 8, Bristol Academy, Bristol, UK
March 10, Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK
March 11, Leeds Academy, Leeds, UK
March 12, De la Warr Pavillion, Bexhill, UK
March 13, Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
March 14, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 16, Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
April 16, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO+
April 17, Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha, NE+
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+

# with Mountain Man
+ with Justin Townes Earle

This tour will 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. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning February 11.

The Decemberists are currently in the midst of the sold-out first leg of their North American tour on the heels of their #1 album The King Is Dead. The band's live show has already drawn rave reviews from the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Sun-Times. The New York Post wrote that "the set spanned the band's 10-year career, but wisely leaned heaviest on The King is Dead. Songs from that record made the best case for why the group should be superstars."

Rolling Stone recently premiered "The Great Outdoors," an original song written by Yo Gabba Gabba that was performed by The Decemberists and will appear in the February 8 episode of the popular Nick Jr. children's television show. The band will also be featured over the coming weeks on Sirius' XMU channel (February 9), KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" (February 11), and World Café (February 14).

For more information be sure to hit up the bands official site.


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