Decemberists Launch Tour in November in Support of “Of Always the Bridesmaid”

The Decemberists will embark on the “Bridesmaid Revisited – Tour 2008” shortly after an election eve performance on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” A limited number of pre-sale tickets go on sale TODAY to the public on a first-come, first-served basis at General ticket on-sales begin on Saturday, September 6th, for East Coast dates and on Saturday, September 13th, for West Coast dates. Portland-based band Loch Lomond will open on the tour. See below for itinerary; full venue and ticketing information is available at The Decemberists’ website.

Always compelling live, this time round the band’s shows will include material from its upcoming Always The Bridesmaid: A Singles Series, which will be released this fall. Volume I, comprised of “Valerie Plame” and “O New England,” is due out October 14th; Volumes II and III will follow on November 4th and December 2nd respectively. The series will be available digitally at DSPs, released by Capitol Records, and on 12″ vinyl via The Decemberists’ own label, Y.A.B.B. Records/Jealous Butcher Records. The vinyl can be purchased at and at select independent retail stores (go to to find out where).

The band is presently recording its next full-length album with Tucker Martine, who produced Always The Bridesmaid: A Singles Series and co-produced The Decemberists’ fourth full-length album, 2006’s acclaimed The Crane Wife.

Upcoming tour dates are as follows:


11/5 New York, NY Terminal 5
11/6 Boston, MA The Orpheum
11/7 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
11/8 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
11/9 Ithaca, NY Cornell University, Barton Hall
11/11 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
11/24 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
11/25 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
11/29 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
11/30 Seattle, WA The Moore Theatre

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