Adored Mailing List Recipients,
We would be amiss if we didn’t begin by thanking those of you who committed your hard earned money to purchase tickets for an upcoming Decemberists Concert Experience™. Thank you. We are truly grateful, having been strangers to the stage (in this formation, anyway) for over three years (minus a few odd appearances), for your enthusiasm to see us caper the boards for a few hours. For those of you who didn’t, and there may be a select few, feel free to visit the Decemberists “TOUR” page to remedy that. THERE IS STILL TIME FOR YOU.
Without further ado, we would like to present to you, O Mailing List Recipient, the video for “Make You Better.” Filmed on location in a 1977 Berlin backlot, the video has your humble Decemberists performing on the time-honored OLD BLUE ROCK PALACE SHOW. Our good friend and fellow facial hair enthusiast, Nick Offerman, kindly donated his immeasurable talents to the project. Check it out HERE.
We Decemberists truly love our nation’s independent record stores. We’ve loved them since our childhood. True, many of the ones we loved as children no longer exist, but that should give us all the more reason to support the ones that have survived. And no better way to do so by visiting your local independent record store on Black Friday, the nom de guerre of November 28th, where you will find, listing in the bins, a freshly-pressed 7” vinyl record of MAKE YOU BETTER, backed with FITS & STARTS (the latter being an exclusive non-album track!). Find participating stores HERE.
We Decemberists also love TELEVISION. And so we are appearing on Conan O’Brien’s late night television show to perform that aforesaid song, from video and vinyl fame, MAKE YOU BETTER. This will be occurring Wednesday, December 3rd, and will no doubt blow the cathodes in your Oculus VR. BLORPH IT.
Here are our extant tour dates, which will be supported by the fantastic band Alvvays (except for Portland, which will find godheads The Minus 5 opening the show). A dollar of every sale will be donated to a non-profit cause via Revolutions Per Minute.
|Feb 11||Vicar Street||Dublin, Ireland||Tickets|
|Feb 13||O2 Academy||Glasgow, UK||Tickets|
|Feb 14||O2 Academy||Leeds, UK||Tickets|
|Feb 16||O2 Academy||Bristol, UK||Tickets|
|Feb 17||Academy||Manchester, UK||Tickets|
|Feb 18||The Institute||Birmingham, UK||Tickets|
|Feb 20||Dome||Brighton, UK||Tickets|
|Feb 21||O2 Brixton Academy||London, UK||Tickets|
|Feb 23||Paradiso||Amsterdam, Netherlands||Tickets|
|Feb 24||AB||Brussels, Belgium||Tickets|
|Feb 25||Doornroosje||Nijmegen, Netherlands||Tickets|
|Feb 26||Astra||Berlin, Germany||Tickets|
|Feb 28||Kaufleuten||Zurich, Switzerland||Tickets|
|Mar 01||Magazzini Generali||Milan, Italy||Tickets|
|Mar 21||Keller Auditorium #||Portland, OR||Sold Out|
|Mar 24||Northrup Auditorium *||Minneapolis, MN||Sold Out|
|Mar 25||Riverside Theatre *||Milwaukee, WI||Tickets|
|Mar 27||Chicago Theatre *||Chicago, IL||Sold Out|
|Mar 28||Royal Oak Music Theatre *||Royal Oak, MI||Tickets|
|Mar 30||Massey Hall *||Toronto, ON||Tickets|
|Mar 31||Benedum Center *||Pittsburgh, PA||Tickets|
|Apr 01||Center for the Arts *||Buffalo, NY||Tickets|
|Apr 03||House of Blues *||Boston, MA||Tickets|
|Apr 04||House of Blues *||Boston, MA||Tickets|
|Apr 06||Beacon Theatre *||New York, NY||Sold Out|
|Apr 07||Academy of Music *||Philadelphia, PA||Tickets|
|Apr 09||The Fillmore Charlotte *||Charlotte, NC||Tickets|
|Apr 10||The Tabernacle *||Atlanta, GA||Tickets|
|Apr 11||The Tabernacle *||Atlanta, GA||Tickets|
|Apr 13||Ryman Auditorium *||Nashville, TN||Tickets|
# with The Minus 5
* with Alvvays
All the best,