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Decemberists Herald Voluminous Peregrination

Time to get out your dictionaries, people: The famously verbose Decemberists are gearing up for a full North American tour to support the release of their latest album, Picaresque. The first leg of the tour is called A Decemberist Summer, while the fall dates are part of The Flight of the Mistle Thrushes Tour. In addition to an impressive vocabulary, the Decemberists can boast several famous touring partners, including Beck, Sons and Daughters, Built to Spill, Violent Femmes, and Cass McCombs; check the band’s official site for all of the show lineups. We half-expect Decemberists lead singer Colin Meloy to start quoting from “The Jabberwocky” at this point, once he’s run out of real fifty cent words to play with.

Decemberists tour dates:

A Decemberist Summer:
7/17, Chicago, IL (Intonation Festival)
7/21, Costa Mesa, CA (Orange County Fair)
7/23, Los Angeles, CA (Universal Amphitheater)
8/6, Bend, OR (Les Schwab Amphitheater)
8/10, Seattle, WA (Woodland Park Zoo)
8/12, Portland, OR (Bite of Oregon)
8/18, New York, NY (Central Park Summerstage)

The Flight of the Mistle Thrushes:
9/5, Seattle, WA (Bumbershoot Festival)
9/11, San Francisco, CA (Fillmore)
9/12, San Francisco, CA (Fillmore)
9/13, Los Angeles, CA (Henry Fonda Theatre)
9/14, Los Angeles, CA (Henry Fonda Theatre)
9/16, Pomona, CA (Glass House)
9/17, Tucson, AZ (Rialto Theatre)
9/18, Phoenix, AZ (Marquee Theatre)
9/20, Lawrence, KS (Granada Theatre)
9/21, Oklahoma City, OK (Diamond Ballroom)
9/22, Denton, TX (Ridglea Theatre)
9/23, Houston, TX (Engine Room)
9/24, Austin, TX (La Zona Rosa)
9/25, Austin, TX (Austin City Limits)
9/27, Tallahassee, FL (Beta Bar)
9/28, Buena Vista, FL (House of Blues)
9/29, Atlanta, GA (Tabernacle)
9/30, Asheville, NC (Orange Peel)
10/1, Baltimore, MD (Sonar)
10/2, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
10/4, New York, NY (Webster Hall)
10/5, New York, NY (Webster Hall)
10/7, Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
10/8, Providence, RI (Lupo’s)
10/9, Northampton, MA (Pearl St.)
10/10, Boston, MA (Avalon)
10/13, Toronto, Ontario (Phoenix Theatre)
10/14, Columbus, OH (Newport Music Hall)
10/15, Cincinnati, OH (Madison Theatre)
10/16, St. Louis, MO (Mississippi Nights)
10/18, Chicago, IL (Metro)
10/19, Chicago, IL (Metro)
10/20, Madison, WI (Orpheum Theatre)
10/21, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
10/22, Omaha, NE (Sokol Hall)
10/23, Denver, CO (Paramount Theatre)
10/30, New Orleans, LA (Voodoo Music Experience)

Decemberists official site