The Decemberists brought out Lin-Manuel Miranda at SummerStage in Central Park (pics, video, setlist)
The Decemberists brought their "Arise From the Bunkers" summer tour to SummerStage in Central Park on Tuesday night (8/23), playing a crowd-pleasing set that drew from throughout their discography. They included a new song they've been playing on this tour, "William Fitzwilliam," as well as favorites like "I Was Meant for the Stage," "The Engine Driver," "Song for Myla Goldberg," and "Sons & Daughters" (which closed out the night).
During the encore, Colin Meloy noted that there were children in the audience, and warned the crowd that the next song was pretty vulgar, but that he wasn't taking the blame as he only wrote the music. The lyrics were written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who he brought out to join them on "Ben Franklin's Song," from the 2017 Hamilton-inspired Hamildrops compilation. Watch video of that below.
Jake Xerxes Fussell opened the show, and you can see pictures from the whole night by Sachyn Mital, along with Decemberists' setlist and a few more fan-taken video clips from their set, below.
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SETLIST: THE DECEMBERISTS @ SUMMERSTAGE IN CENTRAL PARK
My Mother Was a Chinese Trapeze Artist
As I Rise
Leslie Anne Levine
Song for Myla Goldberg
Rox in the Box
The Engine Driver
The Wanting Comes in Waves / Repaid
Down by the Water
Rusalka, Rusalka / Wild Rushes
I Was Meant for the Stage
Ben Franklin's Song (with Lin‐Manuel Miranda)
Sons & Daughters