Adored Mailing List Recipients,
Pause a while, here, gentle traveler of the internet. We here at Decemberists HQ have an item of fairly serious consequence to impart.
Colin Meloy, singer and songwriter for the band, is embarking on A SOLO TOUR. It’ll be his first in FIVE YEARS, folks.
The tour will bring him to many far-flung environs, from the eastern seaboard to slightly inland and just south a bit. It will vault him across the wide prairies of our great country’s midsection. It will eventually lead him to the Pacific coast, but we’re not quite ready to announce that part yet.
No doubt he’ll be bringing in tow a slew of songs, new and old, familiar and not so familiar. Songs you’re dying to witness live; songs you’d sort of forgotten about and to which you’re not exactlyÂ opposedÂ to listening. Also in tow? A brand new Colin Meloy Singsâ¦ cover EP, which he’s been doing since forever, or at least since he started doing these solo tours. He’s paid tribute to Morrissey, Shirley Collins and Sam Cooke in the past; what will it be this time? Who knows? Does he even know? Possibly not.
But you want dates, don’t you. Well, look no further:
|Aug 18||Rocky Mt Folks Festival||Lyons, CO||Tickets|
|Sept 5||Ottawa Folk Festival||Ottawa, Canada||Tickets|
|Nov 1||Town Hall *||New York, NY||Tickets|
|Nov 2||Keswick Theatre *||Glenside, PA||Tickets|
|Nov 4||Somerville Theatre *||Somerville, MA||Tickets|
|Nov 5||Lincoln Theatre *||Washington, DC||Tickets|
|Nov 6||Carolina Theatre *||Durham, NC||Tickets|
|Nov 8||Variety Playhouse *||Atlanta, GA||Tickets|
|Nov 9||Headliners Music Hall*||Louisville, KY||Tickets|
|Nov 11||Park West *||Chicago, IL||Tickets|
|Nov 12||Majestic Theatre *||Madison, WI||Tickets|
|Nov 13||The Woman’s Club *||Minneapolis, MN||Tickets|
* with Eleanor Friedberger
A limited supply of pre-sale tickets for the tour will be available starting tomorrow, Wednesday 7/31, at 10am local time atÂ ColinMeloy.com. Public tickets for most of these shows will go on sale this Friday, 8/2, at 10am local time (of venue); Chicago will go on-sale next Friday, 8/9, at 10am CT.
Anywho: come say hello! Sing along! It’s going to be a cozy campfire-like time. Bring your own skewers.