The indie-rockers behind The Decemberists will embark on a 20th anniversary tour this summer.
They’ll kick-off the “Twenty Years Before The Mast” outing in Missoula, Montana on July 28 before heading to the west coast to play shows in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Troutdale in their home state of Oregon. Along the way, they’ll appear at smaller venues like the Mission Ballroom in Denver, Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre, and Toronto’s Roy Thompson Hall before wrapping-up at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee on August 22.
“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 only lasted a few hours before it was marginally improved to The Decemberists,” frontman Colin Meloy said in a statement. “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 to celebrate the work we’ve made over the last two decades, playing the hits, naturally, but digging deep into the deep cuts as well.”
The Decemberists last released the record I’ll Be Your Girl in 2018. The LP, which features singles “Severed” and “Once In My Life,” following 2015’s What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World and 2011’s The King Is Dead. The latter proved to be highly successful, scoring RIAA Gold for tracks like “Down by the Water” and “This Is Why We Fight.”
See The Decemberists’ full list of upcoming tour dates below.
The Decemberists | 20th Anniversary Tour
July 28 — KettleHouse Amphitheater @ Missoula, MT
July 29 — Paramount Theater @ Seattle, WA
July 31 — Edgefield @ Troutdale, OR
August 1 — Edgefield @ Troutdale, OR
August 3 — The Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA
August 4 — The Wiltern @ Los Angeles, CA
August 6 — Gallivan Center-Twilight Concert Series @ Salt Lake City, UT
August 7 — The Mission Ballroom @ Denver, CO
August 8 — CrossroadsKC @ Kansas City, MO
August 10 — Surly Brewing Co @ Minneapolis, MN
August 11 — Auditorium Theatre @ Chicago, IL
August 14 — Roy Thompson Hall @ Toronto, ON
August 15 — Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards @ La Fayette, NY
August 16 — Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts @ Vienna, VA
August 18 — The Met Philadelphia @ Philadelphia, PA
August 19 — The Boch Center-Wang Theatre @ Boston, MA
August 20 — Central Park SummerStage @ New York, NY
August 22 — Ryman Auditorium @ Nashville, TN