Decemberists Extend Fall Tour

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The Decemberists
WRITTEN BY
Ray Padgett

The Decemberists have added 14 shows to their U.S. tour behind The Hazards of Love, the Portland, OR, band's latest album. The new run of gigs will kick off September 20 in Burlington, VT, and conclude in San Francisco Oct 18.

The group will continue playing the theatrical new album in its entirety. Becky Stark of Lavender Diamond and Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond, who have tagged along for much of the Decemberists' "A Short Fazed Hovel" tour (it's an anagram), will reprise their roles as the female characters from the album.

Also joining the band on the road will be former Artist of the Day Laura Veirs and the Hall of Flames. Before she jumps aboard the tour, though, the Decemberists have a set of summer dates to finish, including a non-Hazards show at the Newport Folk Festival to be broadcast on NPR. Our Bonnaroo favs Heartless Bastards open the August shows.

Complete Decemberists tour dates:
Aug. 1, Newport, RI (Newport Folk Festival)
Aug. 2, Montreal, QUE (Osheaga Music & Arts Festival)
Aug. 3, Toronto, ONT (Kool Haus)
Aug. 5, Madison, WI (Orpheum Theater)
Aug. 6, Chicago, IL (Metro)
Aug. 7, Chicago, IL (Lollapalooza)
Aug. 8, Indianapolis, IN (Murat Egyptian Room)
Aug. 10, Louisville, KY (W.L. Lyons Brown Theater)
Aug. 11, Detroit, MI (Royal Oak Theater)
Aug. 13, Buffalo, NY (UB Center for the Arts)
Aug. 14, Pittsburgh, PA (Byham Theater)
Aug. 15, Schwenksville, PA (Philadelphia Folk Festival)
Aug. 16, Holyoke, MA (Mountain Park)
Sept. 20, Burlington, VT (Flynn Theater)
Sept. 21, Montclair, NJ (Wellmont Theater)
Sept. 23, Norfolk, VA (The Norva)
Sept. 24, Charlottesville, VA (Charlottesville Pavilion)
Sept. 25, Asheville, NC (Thomas Wolfe Auditorium)
Sept. 27, Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium)
Sept. 29, St. Augustine,FL(St. Augustine Amphitheater)
Sept. 30, Orlando, FL (Hard Rock Live)
Oct. 2, Houston, TX (House of Blues)
Oct. 3, Austin, TX (Austin City Limits Music Festival)
Oct. 4, Tulsa, OK (Cain's Ballroom)
Oct. 6, Lexington, KY (University of Kentucky, Lexington)
Oct. 7, Columbia, MO (Ninth St. Fall)
Oct. 18, San Francisco, CA (Treasure Island Music Festival)

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