As you might remember from previous emails, there was some discussion over whether or not 2020 was *in fact* the 20th Anniversary of The Decemberists. Did the band start out in 2000? Or was 2001 our proper debut? There are recollections of Decemberists shows happening in 2000 in some form, and yet our first website and logo proclaimed us “Est. 2001” — for reasons lost to time. Well, we’re happy to report that that controversy is settled once and for all, and it only took a global pandemic to do so.
And so: Twenty Years Before the Mast, The Decemberists’ 20th Anniversary Tour will be coming to your town in the summer of 2021, not this summer.
The rescheduled dates are as follow:
All purchased tickets will be automatically honored for the rescheduled date — you need not lift a finger. If you can’t make it, or circumstances have changed and you just want a refund — we’ve got you! You’ll receive an email notification from your ticketing company, giving you instructions on how to receive a full refund for your ticket. (Alas, Fruit Bats are unable to join us next summer. We’ll announce an alternate support down the line.)
Of course, we’re gutted by this change. We were honestly looking forward to seeing all your shining faces out there this July and August — but circumstances being what they are, that’s impossible. Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by COVID-19 — to those who have been ill themselves or have lost loved ones to the illness — and we send our endless thanks and appreciation to those of you who are on the front line of this scourge: you doctors, nurses, delivery drivers, teachers, and caregivers.
Hopefully, summer 2021 will find us on the other side of this, in a brighter, safer place.
Till then: ONWARD!