Following their entirely sold-out first leg of tour dates behind their #1 album The King Is Dead on Capitol Records, The Decemberists have announced a short run of U.S. dates for June including performances at several major summer festivals. After an appearance at the Sasquatch! Music Festival in Quincy, Washington (May 30), the band will kick off a run of dates June 10 at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival that also includes shows at the Merriweather Post Pavilion near Baltimore (June 13), Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Bandshell (June 14), Academy of Music in Philadelphia (June 15), and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado (June 16-19). A limited presale of select dates is now underway here. See below for a full list of tour dates or visit The Decemberists’ website.

The band has also announced the April 16 release of Live At Bull Moose, a limited edition EP in conjunction with Record Store Day. The seven-track CD—which will be available exclusively through participating independent record stores—was recorded live at Bull Moose in Scarborough, Maine, and includes songs from The King Is Dead, as well as a cover of the country ballad “If I Could Only Win Your Love” by The Louvin Brothers.

The Decemberists continue to enjoy the biggest radio success story of their career. “Down By the Water” has reached #2 on the AAA radio chart, their highest-ever commercial radio position, while “This Is Why We Fight” has just cracked the Top 25 on the Modern Rock radio chart, with airplay at leading stations in the format including KROQ (Los Angeles), Live 105 (San Francisco), KNDD (Seattle), and WFNX (Boston).

In other Decemberists news, the band has introduced a Create-Your-Own Polaroid Slideshow on where fans can pick from more than 2,000 of the Polaroids taken by photographer Autumn De Wilde during the recording of The King is Dead and sort them into a custom slideshow set to one of four album tracks.


March 7, Birmingham Institute, Birmingham, UK=

March 8, Bristol Academy, Bristol, UK=

March 10, Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK=

March 11, Leeds Academy, Leeds, UK=

March 12, De la Warr Pavillion, Bexhill, UK=

March 13, Trix, Antwerp, Belgium=

March 14, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands=

March 16, Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK=

April 16, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO+

April 17, Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha, NE+

April 18, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA+

April 19, Overture Hall, Madison, WI+

April 21, Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, PA+

April 22, Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI

April 23, The LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH+

April 25, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI+

April 26, Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville, KY+

April 27, The Pageant, St. Louis, MO+

April 29, House of Blues, Dallas, TX

April 30, Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre, Austin, TX

May 1, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA

May 2, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta, GA+

May 29, Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, OR*

May 30, Sasquatch! Music Festival, Quincy, WA

June 10, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN

June 11, Raleigh Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC#

June 13, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD#

June 14, Celebrate Brooklyn @ Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, NY#

June 15, Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA#

June 16-19, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride, CO

= with Blind Pilot

+ with Justin Townes Earle

* with Rodrigo Y Gabriela

# with Best Coast

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