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Colin Meloy, Laura Veirs, a live album, Tour Dates

Colin Meloy @ Town Hall, NYC – Jan 26, 2006 (MORE)
Colin Meloy at Town Hall

On April 8th, Kill Rock Stars will release Colin Meloy Sings Live! – a 14-song set documenting The Decemberists’ lead singer/songwriter’s 2006 solo tour. Meloy’s two-week trek across the U.S. coincided with the release of Colin Meloy Sings Shirley Collins, his six-song EP paying homage to the revered British folksinger. While the latter collection (and its predecessor, Colin Meloy Sings Morrissey) were only sold on tour, Colin Meloy Sings Live! will be available at retail in both CD and double-gatefold LP configurations.

I also hear that Colin will be supporting the new album with another solo tour sometime around the release date, which I guess also means that the cancelled Decemberists tour won’t be rescheduled for any time soon. The Decemberists only have four currently scheduled dates – 2 in Oregon, and 2 in Washington. (those kick off tonight, dates below).

Laura Veirs opened for Colin back on that 2006 tour, and she was supposed to open for the Decemberists on some of those cancelled dates. In the future she’s playing Union Hall in Brooklyn on January 27th, and then touring Europe. All dates below….

The Decemberists – 2008 Tour Dates
01/22- Crystal Ballroomb Portland,OR   US w/ The Dead Trees
01/23 – Crystal Ballroom Portland,OR   US w/ Pseudosix
01/30 – The Moore Theatre Seattle,WA   US w/ The Shaky Hands
01/31 – The Moore Theatre Seattle,WA   US w/ Builders & The Butchers

Laura Veirs – 2008 Tour Dates *
Jan 27 – Union Hall Brooklyn, New York
Jan 30 – Cabaret Voltaire Edinburgh
Jan 31 – The Black Box Belfast
Feb 1 – The Tunnel Club Aberdeen
Feb 3 – Faversham Leeds
Feb 4 – Night and Day Manchester
Feb 6 – Whelans Dublin
Feb 7 – Thekla Bristol
Feb 8 – Academy Oxford
Feb 10 – Phoenix Exeter
Feb 11 – The Point Cardiff
Feb 12 – The Maze Nottingham
Feb 13 – Joiners Southampton

* all European dates w/ Your Heart Breaks

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