The Decemberists have announced a North American tour in celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary. The dates kick off in July with a show in Missoula, Montana and wrap up in August in Nashville. Find the tour poster below. According to a press release, the band has teamed with PLUS1 to donate $1 from each ticket sold to “nonprofits working to transform the accessibility and infrastructure around voting policy and procedure.”
Colin Meloy said in a statement:
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. 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!
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