The Decemberists Announce North American 20th Anniversary Summer Tour

The Decemberists in concert in 2016. Photo by Michael Hurcomb/REX/Shutterstock (5771330o)

Celebrating 20 years as a band, The Decemberists announced a North American summer tour. The tour will start on July 28th at KettleHouse Amphitheater in Missoula, Montana and the band will be joined by special guests, Fruit Bats.

The tour will include 18 dates and will visit Oregon, Washington, California, Utah, Colorado, Minnesota, Illinois, and more states. The last show will be held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on August 22nd.

The band’s frontman Colin Meloy said in the press release: “Twenty years ago, in a basement practice space in Portland, Oregon, a bunch of musicians threw together under the name The December Brides, a name that lasted only a few hours before it was marginally improved to The Decemberists.”

Meloy continued: “In the intervening years, that band has made nine records, six EPs, innumerable singles, a board game, and enough t-shirts, hoodies, and onesies to clothe a continent. On such occasions, it seems fitting to throw some kind of party. And so we’re heading out on the road, we Decemberists, to celebrate the work we’ve made over the last two decades — playing the hits, naturally, but digging into the deep cuts as well. It’ll be a kind of retrospective journey. Come along with us!”