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The Decemberists Celebrate 20th Anniversary With Summer Tour


The Decemberists turn 20 this year!

And to celebrate this huge milestone, the folk-rock band will be doing a special anniversary tour that kicks off in Missoula, Montana on July 28.

“Twenty years ago, in a basement practice space in Portland, Oregon, a bunch of musicians threw together under the name The December Brides, a name that lasted only a few hours before it was marginally improved to The Decemberists,” said Decemberists singer Colin Meloy in a statement.

He also added, “In the intervening years, that band has made nine records, six EPs, innumerable singles, a board game, and enough t-shirts, hoodies, and onesies to clothe a continent. On such occasions, it seems fitting to throw some kind of party. And so we’re heading out on the road, we Decemberists, to celebrate the work we’ve made over the last two decades — playing the hits, naturally, but digging into the deep cuts as well. It’ll be a kind of retrospective journey. Come along with us!”

Ticket sales open to the public on Friday (Feb. 14) at 10 am local time. But if you want to hop on a VIP package, that pre-sale is going on now.

The Decemberists are working with PLUS1 for this tour, and every $1 from each ticket sold “will be donated to non-profits working to transform the accessibility and infrastructure around voting policy and procedure.”

Find out when The Decemberists will be playing in a city near you:
July 28 – KettleHouse Amphitheater @ Missoula, MT
July 29 – Paramount Theater @ Seattle, WA
July 31 – Edgefield @ Troutdale, OR
Aug. 1 – Edgefield @ Troutdale, OR
Aug. 3 – The Mountain Winery @ Saratoga, CA (on-sale TBA)
Aug. 4 – The Wiltern @ Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 6 – Gallivan Center-Twilight Concert Series @ Salt Lake City, UT
Aug. 7 – The Mission Ballroom @ Denver, CO
Aug. 8 – CrossroadsKC @ Kansas City, MO (support TBA)
Aug. 10 – Surly Brewing Co @ Minneapolis, MN
Aug. 11 – Auditorium Theatre @ Chicago, IL
Aug. 14 – Roy Thompson Hall @ Toronto, ON
Aug. 15 – Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards @ LaFayette, NY
Aug. 16 – Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts @ Vienna, VA (on-sale Feb. 22)
Aug. 18 – The Met Philadelphia @ Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 19 – The Boch Center-Shubert Theatre @ Boston, MA
Aug. 20 – Central Park SummerStage @ New York, NY
Aug. 22 – Ryman Auditorium @ Nashville, TN
With Fruit Bats*
*With the exception of Kansas City