Posted in music | tour dates on March 7, 2011

The Decemberists @ Beacon Theater (more by Chris Gersbeck)

If you were wondering what ever happened to that Decemberists / Best Coast show happenning in Prospect Park on June 14th, well it's back as part of an official Decemberists tour announcement that also includes more Best Coast shows, and a bunch with Justin Townes Earle. A presale is happening NOW. Look for Brooklyn tickets to appear back on Ticketmaster this week.

"In other Decemberists news, the band has introduced a Create-Your-Own Polaroid Slideshow on where fans can pick from more than 2,000 of the Polaroids taken by photographer Autumn De Wilde during the recording of The King is Dead and sort them into a custom slideshow set to one of four album tracks.

The band has also announced the April 16 release of Live At Bull Moose, a limited edition EP in conjunction with Record Store Day. The seven-track CD--which will be available exclusively through participating independent record stores--was recorded live at Bull Moose in Scarborough, Maine, and includes songs from The King Is Dead, as well as a cover of the country ballad "If I Could Only Win Your Love" by The Louvin Brothers."

All tour dates below...

The Decemberists - 2011 Tour Dates
March 7, Birmingham Institute, Birmingham, UK=
March 8, Bristol Academy, Bristol, UK=
March 10, Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK=
March 11, Leeds Academy, Leeds, UK=
March 12, De la Warr Pavillion, Bexhill, UK=
March 13, Trix, Antwerp, Belgium=
March 14, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands=
March 16, Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK=
April 16, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO+
April 17, Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha, NE+
April 18, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA+
April 19, Overture Hall, Madison, WI+
April 21, Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, PA+
April 22, Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI
April 23, The LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH+
April 25, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI+
April 26, Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville, KY+
April 27, The Pageant, St. Louis, MO+
April 29, House of Blues, Dallas, TX
April 30, Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre, Austin, TX
May 1, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA
May 2, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta, GA+
May 29, Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, OR*
May 30, Sasquatch! Music Festival, Quincy, WA
June 10, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN
June 11, Raleigh Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC#
June 13, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD#
June 14, Celebrate Brooklyn @ Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, NY#
June 15, Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA#
June 16-19, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride, CO

= with Blind Pilot
+ with Justin Townes Earle
* with Rodrigo Y Gabriela
# with Best Coast



Comments (23)

I remember a long time ago I used to like the decemberists. a really long time ago.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 11:22 AM

Damn, Dave Matthews really let himself go...

Posted by soysalami | March 7, 2011 11:25 AM

Decemberists and Best Coast, Brilliant Booking!

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 11:27 AM

Damn, Orson Welles really got himself together...

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 11:28 AM

chris funk sex eyes

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 11:28 AM

More fees on this pre-sale than using Ticketmaster.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 11:29 AM

Whoa, #1 Billboard band Decemberists touring with the next Radiohead, Best Coast? This is going to be an awesome summer!

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 11:37 AM

OMFG! Arctic Monkeys are playing Summerstage on 5/24!!!! It's like 2006 again!

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 11:53 AM

The smartest and funnest bands, gotether at last!!?!@#

Posted by wat | March 7, 2011 12:05 PM

Anon 11:53am....they played in 2007:) but yes very excited to see them back at not T5!

Posted by Tiki | March 7, 2011 12:06 PM

11:53, I know, I was just being obnoxiously enthusiastic. I was at that show, was really fun. Surprised they're touring though, no new album to get behind but should be fun either way.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 12:08 PM

with the general admission, i wonder if there will be no seats at this?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 12:16 PM

12:16, it's probably going to be mostly GA with very small seated sections for VIPs

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 12:23 PM

$7 in fees for one ticket?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 12:23 PM

I think Prospect Park is all GA?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 12:30 PM

Ticketmaster link is up. Pre-sale Wednesday:

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 4:32 PM

They replaced Wye Oak with Best Coast?

They could not have made a worse decision.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 4:44 PM

Orson Welles....funniest comment of the day.

Posted by Badger | March 7, 2011 5:21 PM

David Wells just doesn't age.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2011 8:56 PM


Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2011 12:27 AM

The King Is Dead is probably the best album they've put out. MAYBE not as good as Crane Wife, but still fucking solid.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2011 12:44 AM

i love my life.......

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 12:18 PM

12:44.... isn't that statement a bit contradictory... a little.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 12:18 PM

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