Posted in music | tour dates on February 28, 2011

Decemberists at Beacon Theatre (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Decemberists

Though Colin Meloy and Jenny Conlee recently flexed their acting muscles (Portlandia videos below), we are happy to report that they aren't pulling a reverse Jared Leto and The Decemberists will return to the stage (they were meant for it). After a European tour in March and a U.S. tour in April, the band will start hitting festivals like Jazzfest and Sasquatch and the Celebrate Brooklyn series of shows!. They play the Prospect Park Bandshell on June 14th with Best Coast. Tickets for the 'benefit' go on AmEx presale Wednesday at noon (3/2), and regular sale on Friday.... will go on sale soon (they pushed it back a week I think).

The Brooklyn show happens five days after Best Coast play Bonnaroo. All tour dates for both bands, a Best Coast vs. Nardwuar video & more, below...

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Nardwuar vs. Best Coast

Portlandia - Deuce Hotel

Jenny Conlee on Portlandia Part 2 of 3

THE DECEMBERISTS - 2011 TOUR DATES
Mar 4 Vicar Street Dublin, IRELAND
Mar 5 Barrowland Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
Mar 7 Birmingham Institute Birmingham, ., UNITED KINGDOM
Mar 8 Bristol Academy Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM
Mar 10 Manchester Academy Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
Mar 11 Leeds Academy Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM
Mar 12 De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill, East Sussex, UNITED KINGDOM
Mar 13 TRIX Antwerp, BELGIUM
Mar 14 Amsterdamn Paradiso Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Mar 16 Hammersmith Apollo London, UNITED KINGDOM
Apr 16 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colorado
Apr 17 Holland Performing Arts Center Omaha, Nebraska , US
Apr 18 IMU Main Lounge Iowa City, IA
Apr 19 Overture Center For The Arts Madison, WI
Apr 21 Benedum Center for the Performing Arts Pittsburgh
Apr 22 Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI
Apr 23 LC Outdoor Amphitheater Columbus, OH, us
Apr 25 Calvin College Fine Arts Center Grand Rapids, MI
Apr 26 Iroquois Amphitheater Louisville, Kentucky
Apr 27 The Pageant St. Louis, MO
Apr 29 House of Blues Dallas Dallas, TX
Apr 30 Stubb's Austin, TX
May 1 JazzFest New Orleans, Louisiana
May 2 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Atlanta, GA
May 27 SASQUATCH! FESTIVAL Quincy, WA
May 28 Gorge Amphitheatre George - 12:00 AM
Jun 14 Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY w/Best Coast
Jun 16 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Telluride, Colorado , US

BEST COAST - 2011 TOUR DATES
Mar 4 Perth International Arts Festival Perth, Perth, AUSTRALIA
Mar 6 The East Brunswick Melbourne, VIC, AUSTRALIA
Mar 7 Oxford Art Factory- SOLD OUT!! Sydney, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Mar 9 The Enmore Theatre, supporting Os Mutantes Sydney, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Mar 10 Woodland Brisbane, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
Mar 11 The Forum Melbourne, VIC, AUSTRALIA
Mar 12 The National Hotel Geelong, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
Mar 13 Golden Plains Festival Meredith, Meredith, AUSTRALIA
Mar 15 Diakanyama Unit Tokyo, JAPAN
Apr 02 The Adult Swim Block Party College Station TX Adult Swim Promo/Giveaway
Apr 17 Coachella Festival Indio, CA, us
Apr 19 Lux Club Lisbon, PT, PORTUGAL
Apr 20 Circulo de Bellas Artes Madrid, España, SPAIN
Apr 22 La Nef Angoulème, FRANCE
Apr 23 La Maroquinerie Paris 20, FRANCE
Apr 24 Du Bourges Printemps, FRANCE
Apr 25 De Kreun in Kortrijk Kortrijk, Vlaams Gew, BELGIUM
Apr 26 Manchester Academy Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
May 30 Sasquatch Festival Seattle WA
Jun 09 Bonnaroo Music Festival Manchester TN
Jun 14 Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY w/Decemberists

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Comments (57)

How can a band like Best Coast open up for The Decemberists.....

probably one of the worst bands I've heard in the longest time.

I had to turn off Letterman performance the other week b/c it was so horrible.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 2:34 PM

This is a strange pairing indeed.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 2:41 PM

very weird.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 2:42 PM

Bethany of best coast makes a really nice hummus plate... She often whips up a homemade batch prior to her shows and brings them backstage for other bands to enjoy. The decemberists have heard of Bethany's legendary hummus cooking and decided to book them on this fact alone.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 2:43 PM

so weird

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 2:43 PM

"Venue presale" code anyone?

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 2:46 PM

Don't sometimes they just throw together two popular indie bands for shows like this just to sell tickets? The number of yupsters who would go see The Decemberists and say, one of Colin Meloy's shitty unpopular folk friend's bands than Best Coast is much much less.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 2:47 PM

Decemberists are also playing Bonnaroo

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 2:48 PM

such a weird bill.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 2:48 PM

Cue the haters that the show is not free.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 2:53 PM

totally weird.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 2:54 PM

The hummus shall flow like water at this event and all shall leave satisfied.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 2:58 PM

There's my life, deal with it...oh wait, can't process it?? LOSERS, WINNING...buh-bye!

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 3:11 PM

I hope Bethany leaves Wavves dude for Colin Meloy for his extended vocabulary. Lord knows her lyrics could use a boost.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 3:11 PM

2:53 - I think you're the only one upset about that.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 3:13 PM

bMEHst coast

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 3:14 PM

god this is weird

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 3:20 PM

well this will make the decemberists sound like the stones in their prime

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 3:21 PM

There's been weird tour pairings at Prospect Park. How about that time Mastodon opened for Feist?

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 3:23 PM

this is going to rule, except that it's gonna sell out in about 3 minutes! decemberists outside in Brooklyn in June, that's about as good as life gets!

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 3:32 PM

nardwuar is the best.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 3:39 PM

nardwuar is the best.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 3:40 PM

i found it particularly odd when bratmobile opened for kenny rogers

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 3:50 PM

slowest.news day.ever!

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 3:52 PM

Nardwuar is the best interviewer there is, including the hard news reporters.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 3:52 PM

this is weird

Posted by Venkman | February 28, 2011 3:54 PM

i think this is weird.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 3:54 PM

Charlie Sheen...all jacked up on DUNKACCINO!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 3:58 PM

i just want to see bethany's tits...fuck the decemberists

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 4:02 PM

why is the word benefit in between single quotation marks?

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 4:03 PM

Too bad the sound at prospect blows. It's totally not worth paying for. It's really only Ok for free shows, beacuuse then you can't complain (and who will listen anyway?).

We'll be sitting outside the barrier and keeping our $80 for a better sounding show.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 4:05 PM

Anyone that listens to Best Cast can't really complain about the sound. I think the album is good, but the terrible production quality ruins everything. Every song is drenched in reverb.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 4:08 PM

4:08 - Actually I thought the reverb-drenching was all it really had going for it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 4:11 PM

Agreed. The sound will not matter for Best Coast. But the Decemberists will not sound good either- which is really too bad. A far cry from Beacon theatre or Radio City my friends...

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 4:18 PM

The Decemberists are godawful.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 4:30 PM

everyone here knows what they're talking about

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 4:33 PM

irrelevant band pairs with soon to be irrelevant band for brooklyn moneygrab of entry level hipsters, news at 11

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 4:36 PM

i only go to free shows at prospect park

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 4:39 PM

"slowest.news.day.ever!"

you most definitely do not know about the new drug, CHARLIE SHEEN. even charlie sheen is on charlie sheen.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 5:28 PM

sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 6:01 PM

the sound at prospect is actually BETTER if you are outside, which most people probably will be for this show. will still be great though...

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 6:58 PM

Funny comment about how the band has to go sound check.

Writing decent music should always come before a band is allowed to sound check. And nobody has written decent music since about 1986.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 7:24 PM

Mest Coast

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 8:29 PM

Breast Coast**

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 8:29 PM

Okay, joke's over. This band is a comedy routine, and are the real stars of Portlandia. They are not musicians AT ALL.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 8:52 PM

narduwar duh duh duh narduar

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 9:59 PM

this is a good pairing. people with bad taste will love this concert.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2011 10:11 PM

thank you man

Posted by انمي | February 28, 2011 10:15 PM

Best Coast > Decemberists

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 2:26 AM

narduwar duh duh duh narduar

Posted by اعلانات مبوبة | March 1, 2011 3:58 AM

Ticketmaster link is dead. Wha happen?

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 10:35 AM

with the free shows you get a seat...

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 12:47 PM

YAWN

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2011 4:32 PM

Actually I think Decemberists fans will really like Beth Coast's new album, it's a prog rock epic about an old timey chimney sweep that uses a lot of cute adjectives in each song.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2011 11:12 AM

I want to go to this.

Posted by Jamie | March 9, 2014 5:20 PM

nardwuar is the best

Posted by Amin | March 26, 2014 7:19 PM

Very ncie

Posted by Alain | June 12, 2014 12:04 PM

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