Adored Mailing List Recipients,
The Spring Tour is currently underway and we’ve just added a handful of new tour dates this summer! Here’s a quick run-down: Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Cooperstown, NY and Shelburne, VT. Limited pre-sale tickets will go on sale starting tomorrow, April 1st, at 10am local time at Decemberists.com. Public on-sale will follow this Friday for the US dates and Saturday for the Canadian dates.
We’ve also announced quite a few festivals since our last missive. Osheaga in Montreal is the most recent addition on top of Sasquatch at the Gorge, Bunbury in Cincinnati, FPSF in Houston, and WayHome in Oro-Medonte, ON. You can check the tour page for all the details and stay tuned for a couple dates that aren’t cleared to be revealed just yet.
To wrap up a few more loose ends: Salt Lake City has been added during the May run and we’ve confirmed more support: Wartime Blues in Missoula and SLC, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith in Omaha and St. Louis, and Shovels & Rope in Columbus, Charlottesville, and Raleigh.
Here’s the limited-edition Spring Tour poster, designed by Ken Taylor, that is available at the merch table while supplies last. Select dates will have their own individual show posters so keep an eye out. We’ll post those to our Facebook page day-of-show and you can also visit our tour archive to peruse past shows’ setlists and posters.
Picaresque just recently turned 10 years old and to commemorate the occasion, it is getting an exclusive limited-edition red vinyl pressing for Record Store Day! Pick it up on April 18th at your local participating record store.
As always, join us on Facebook and Twitter for more prompt announcements and updates from the road. Along those lines: here’s our session at The Current studios in St. Paul last week and a video recap of our shopping trip at Amoeba Music in Hollywood earlier this year.
All the best,