Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Decemberists Update

Decemberists On Leno, Craig Ferguson & Morning Becomes Eclectic

Band Launchs “A Short Fazed Hovel” 2009 Tour in L.A. May 19

The Decemberists begin a TV and radio tour in support of their new album The Hazards of Love.

Following an appearance on The Colbert Report, the band announced upcoming TV and radio appearances on NBC The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (May 14), KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic (May 15), and CBS The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (May 22).

The Decemberists launch “A Short Fazed Hovel” 2009 North American tour at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on May 19. Other highlights of the tour include their first-ever concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York (June 10), two shows at the Edgefield Winery in their hometown of Portland, Oregon (July 18-19), and major festival plays including the Sasquatch Festival (May 23), Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (June 13), Newport Folk Festival (August 1), Lollapalooza (August 7), and the Austin City Limits Music Festival (October 3). Full venue and ticketing information is available at The Decemberists’ website.

On tour, The Decemberists will play two sets a night, the first a full performance of The Hazards of Love, and the second consisting of their older material. Joining the band on stage will be special guests Lavender Diamond’s Becky Stark and My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden. Pitchfork called the band’s live debut of The Hazards of Love at SXSW “a triumph,” while The Wall Street Journal declared it “a remarkable experience.”

The Decemberists’ confirmed 2009 tour dates:

May 19 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium (w/ Other Lives)

May 20 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre (w/ Other Lives)

May 21 Eugene, OR McDonald Theater (w/ Other Lives)

May 23 Quincy, WA Sasquatch Festival

May 24 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre (w/ Blind Pilot)

May 26 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium (w/ Blind Pilot)

May 27 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater (w/ Blind Pilot)

May 29 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater (w/ Blind Pilot)

May 31 St. Louis, MO The Pageant (w/ Blind Pilot)

June 1 Columbus, OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion (w/ Blind Pilot)

June 3 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle (w/ Blind Pilot)

June 4 Raleigh, NC Memorial Auditorium (w/ Blind Pilot)

June 5 Richmond, VA The National (w/ Blind Pilot)

June 6 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre (w/ Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3)

June 8 Baltimore, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion (w/ Andrew Bird & Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3)

June 9 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion (w/ Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3)

June 10 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall (w/ Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3)

June 13 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

June 20 Minneapolis, MN Rock the Garden/Walker Art Center (w/ Calexico, Yeasayer, Solid Gold)

July 17 Seattle, WA Marymoor Park (w/ Andrew Bird & Blind Pilot)

July 18-19 Portland, OR Edgefield Winery (w/ Andrew Bird & Blind Pilot)

July 21-22 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theater (w/ Blind Pilot)

August 1 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival

August 2 Montreal, QUE Osheaga Music & Arts Festival

August 3 Toronto, ONT Kool Haus (w/ Heartless Bastards)

August 5 Madison, WI Orpheum Theater (w/ Heartless Bastards)

August 7 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza

August 8 Indianapolis, IN Murat Egyptian Room (w/ Heartless Bastards)

August 10 Louisville, KY W.L. Lyons Brown Theater (w/ Blind Pilot)

August 11 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Theater (w/ Heartless Bastards)

August 14 Pittsburgh, PA Byham Theater (w/ Heartless Bastards)

October 3 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Music Festival