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Summer Tour Expanded, New OFFA REX Track Released

Adored Mailing List Recipients,

We’re a little over two months away from The Shuffling Off to Ragnarok Summer Tour and we’ve added in a few more stops along the way – Edmonton Folk Music Festival on August 10 and the Mondavi Center in Davis, CA August 18. Tickets and The Whole Shebang Super Concert Action Packages for Davis are on sale now, Edmonton Folk goes on sale June 4.

If you’ve already purchased a ticket for one of the other shows on the tour but would like to get in on the pre-show performance/Q&A, signed tour poster, and more, TWSSCAP Upgrades are now available as well.

To switch hats a bit, we’re excited to share a new Offa Rex song with you all, “Blackleg Miner.”

If you need a refresher on Offa Rex, our collaboration with Olivia Chaney, think Albion Dance Band/Steeleye Span/Anne Briggs. Traditional folk songs through the lens of the 60’s and 70’s British Folk Revival plus a few originals from that era by Ewan MacColl and Lal Waterson.

“Blackleg Miner” is available now as an instant download, along with the title track, when you pre-order The Queen of Hearts on CD, vinyl, or via iTunes. Due to a slight delay in vinyl production, the album’s release date has been pushed back one week to July 14, but we’ll have another new track to share in the coming weeks to help hold you over in the interim.

Tickets for the Offa Rex show in Portland on July 23 are sold out but a limited supply still remain for the NYC show at The Town Hall on July 26 here.

Aside from festival sets as XPoNential, Newport Folk, and Travelers’ Rest, these are the only two Offa Rex dates on the docket. However, those of you coming to The Shuffling Off to Ragnarok Summer Tour shouldn’t be surprised to see Offa Rex make a mid-set appearance for a few songs.

We look forward to sharing more music and seeing as many of you this summer as our touring and your personal travel thresholds will allow.

Yours,

The Decemberists
Offa Rex

 

The Decemberists:
June 9 Cascadia Resists * Seattle, WA Sold Out
August 8 The Orpheum # Vancouver, BC Tickets
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August 9 MacEwan Hall # Calgary, AB Tickets
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August 10 Edmonton Folk Music Festival Edmonton, AB On Sale June 4
August 12-13 Travelers’ Rest Missoula, MT Only Sunday
Passes Remain
August 15 Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre # Salt Lake City, UT Sold Out
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August 17 Fox Theater # Oakland, CA Tickets
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August 18 Mondavi Center # Davis, CA Tickets
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August 19 Britt Pavilion # Jacksonville, OR Tickets
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* Benefit show for Planned Parenthood and the ACLU
# with Olivia Chaney

 

Offa Rex:
July 23 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR Sold Out
July 26 The Town Hall New York, NY Tickets
July 28 XPoNential Festival Philadelphia, PA Tickets
July 29 Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI Sold Out
August 12 Travelers’ Rest Missoula, MT Sold Out