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The Decemberists Announce Tour, Share First New Song in Six Years: Listen

The Decemberists, photo by Holly Andres

The Decemberists are back with their first new music in six years and are announcing a lengthy tour to coincide with the news. “Burial Ground”—featuring the Shins’ James Mercer and recorded with co-producer Tucker Martine—follows the band’s 2018 album, I’ll Be Your Girl. Give it a listen below.

Beginning on April 30 in Kingston, New York, the band’s extensive North American tour will last throughout the spring and summer before ending on August 3 in Troutdale, Oregon. Opening every show are Chicago indie rock group Ratboys, and one date—Bend, Oregon, on July 12—will see the Head and the Heart joining as support, too. See the complete list of tour dates below.

The members of the Decemberists haven’t been radio silent since I’ll Be Your Girl. Bandleader Colin Meloy wrote several children’s and young adult novels, one of which—his Wildwood Chronicles series—is being adapted into a feature film starring Mahershela Ali, Carey Mulligan, Maya Erskine, Jermaine Clement, Tom Waits, and Angela Bassett.

Read about the Decemberists’ Picaresque at No. 34 on “The 50 Best Indie Rock Albums of the Pacific Northwest.”

The Decemberists: A Peaceable Kingdom North American Tour 2024

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The Decemberists:

04-30 Kingston, NY - Ulster Performing Arts Center *
05-02 Boston, MA - Roadrunner *
05-03 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Paramount *
05-06 Toronto, Ontario - Queen Elizabeth Theatre at Exhibition Place *
05-07 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE *
05-08 Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore Philadelphia *
05-10 Washington, D.C. - The Anthem *
05-11 Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center *
05-12 Atlanta, GA - The Eastern *
05-14 Dallas, TX - Majestic Theatre *
05-15 Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall *
05-17 St Louis, MO - The Pageant *
05-18 Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Theater *
05-19 St Paul, MN - Palace Theatre *
05-21 Chicago, IL - The Salt Shed *
05-22 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre *
05-24 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium * 
07-12 Bend, OR - Hayden Homes Amphitheater ^*
07-13 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater *
07-14 Los Angeles, CA - The Bellwether *
07-18 San Diego, CA - Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay *
07-19 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre *
07-20 Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren *
07-22 Santa Fe, NM - The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing *
07-23 Denver, CO - The Mission Ballroom *
07-24 Sandy, UT - Sandy Amphitheater *
07-26 Bonner, MT - KettleHouse Amphitheater *
07-27 Spokane, WA - Spokane Pavilion *
07-29 Vancouver, British Columbia - Queen Elizabeth Theatre *
08-03 Troutdale, OR - McMenamins Edgefield
08-25 London, England - Victoria Park (All Points East)

* with Ratboys
^ with The Head and the Heart

Originally Appeared on Pitchfork