Points of Order:
‘ NPR webcasts The Decemberists’ Saturday set at Newport Folk Festival!
‘ By Request in Chicago or The Decemberists Are Your Puppets!
‘ New European Show: The Hague on November 21!
‘ A new fan page to post photos and video of Decemberists shows!
Adored Mailing List Recipients,
On Saturday, The Decemberists will join Pete Seeger in headlining the Newport Folk Festival’s 50th Anniversary (now known as Folk Festival 50). NPR will webcast the set in its entirety here: http://www.npr.org/music/. The Decemberists take the stage at 5:30 PM EST and will play a non-Hazards of Love set. While you’re on the NPR site, check out The Decemberists’ recent appearance on World Cafe here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106971456. The broadcast includes four songs from The Hazards of Love performed live in the WNYC studios in June.
The Decemberists will play a sold-out pre-Lollapalooza show at The Metro in Chicago next Thursday, August 6. To keep things lively, the evening’s setlist will be “By Request”, as selected by you, our fans. That’s right – we invite you to have your way with us. As you can see on the Request page http://decemberists.com/byrequest/, we’ve employed a highly scientific polling mechanism to solicit your favorite songs. Vote for as many songs as you like from the repertoire – we’ll take the results and come up with a semi-coherent order based on what you choose. Even if you do not have tickets to the show, you can still experience the exhilarating sense of control that comes with punching your digital chad. The request period closes Monday night at the stroke of 12 ET.
We are also pleased to announce one more date in Europe during A Short Fazed Hovel Tour Phase 4. On Saturday, November 21st, The Decemberists will perform at Crossing Border festival in The Hague, Netherlands. The band will be joined at the festival by The Monsters of Folk, Steve Earle, and Grizzly Bear among others. Visit the festival’s website for ticketing information and more details: http://www.crossingborder.nl. Note that this will be only other European date in addition to the two London shows that went onsale yesteday (check the Tourdates page for full tour info).
Lastly, as written in this space earlier this week, The Decemberists have created a new online space where fans can post their own photos and videos. Earlier this week we included the wrong link to preview the page. This is the correct one: http://thedecemberists.ning.com. Sorry about that!