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The Decemberists | News 10.14.09

Points of Order:
. Headline shows in Australia announced!
. Last US Hazards of Love shows this weekend
. Video by UK art students for “The Rake’s Song” posted on the A/V Page
. Kids show in Portland on October 24!
. “Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid” featured on Bonnaroo DVD

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More good news for Australian fans.  In addition to the seven Big Day Out Festival shows, we are pleased to announce two headline shows.  The Decemberists will play the Metro Theatre in Sydney on January 19 and Billboard in Melbourne on January 24.  These shows will not be Hazards of Love shows.  Tickets go on-sale on Wednesday, October 21.  All but the Auckland, NZ Big Day Out shows are sold out.

This coming Sunday and Monday, The Decemberists play the last two Hazards of Love shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles.  Limited  tickets remain for Treasure Island Festival.  The October 19 show in Los Angeles marks the debut of Here Come the Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized, a collaboration between the band and four filmmakers, Guilherme Marcondes, Julia Pott, Peter Sluszka and Santa Maria — each of whom have created animation to accompany a section of the album.  At the show, the band will perform the entire album synchronized with the animation, as well as an additional second set of older and newer material.  Watch the trailer for a preview of the animation.  A few tickets still remain for this show.

Also on the animation front, students at Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London submitted ideas for a video for “The Rake’s Song” earlier this summer.  The winning video was created and directed in Moscow by second year students Alex Dashino and Varvara Volodina.  The finished video is now available for viewing on the A/V Room page.

The Decemberists will play a special set of music for kids as part of the “You Who” series, a new monthly children’s variety rock show, on Saturday, October 24 at the Kennedy School in Portland, OR.  The show is at 1:00 PM and doors open at 12:30 PM.  Tickets are available at Black Wagon and the Crystal Ballroom Ticket Outlets.  More information available here.

Finally, the band’s performance of “The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid” live at Bonnaroo is featured on the festival’s DVD, which is now available for pre-order here.


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